Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition


Name of initiative Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat The World Bank Group

1818 H St NW Washington, DC 20433

Organisational structure The CPLC his governed by a 9-member Steering Committee composed of government, business and strategic partners, and sets of co-chairs for each of the Coalition’s 4 Working Groups. CPLC’s High-Level Assembly is currently co-chaired by Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, and Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation The World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), is a voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that agree to expand the use of effective carbon pricing policies that can maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and deliver meaningful emissions reductions.
Objectives CPLC is a voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations that agree to advance the carbon pricing agenda by working with each other towards the long-term objective of a carbon price applied throughout the global economy by:

• Strengthening carbon pricing policies to redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate challenge

• Bringing forward and strengthen the implementation of existing carbon pricing policies to better manage investment risks and opportunities

• Enhancing cooperation to share information, expertise, and lessons learnt on developing and implementing carbon pricing programs through various “readiness” platforms

Activities CPLC aspires to catalyze action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world by collecting the evidence base, benefiting from experience around the world in designing and using carbon pricing, and using this input to help inform successful carbon pricing policy development and use of carbon pricing in businesses.

CPLC aims to deepen understanding of the business and economic case for carbon pricing by developing pathways companies, investors and governments can use to illustrate plausible scenarios under a variety of carbon pricing policies and timelines. Finally, the coalition works to facilitate government and business leadership dialogues that identify and address the most pressing carbon pricing issues in order to advance the carbon pricing agenda.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
Goals The long-term vision of CLPC is to see that carbon pricing is implemented on a global scale and with rising ambition sufficient to help meet the Paris Agreement temperature goals. CPLC aims to support the vision statement of the World Bank and IMF-convened Carbon Pricing Panel, composed of the leaders of Germany, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Ethiopia, France, California and Rio de Janeiro. The vision statement calls on the world to expand carbon pricing to cover 25 percent of global emissions by – and to achieve 50 percent coverage within the next decade. It outlines three ways to achieve this vision: by increasing the number of governments putting a price on carbon, deepening existing carbon pricing programs, and promoting global cooperation.

CPLC’s workplan is structured around 4 pillars, each with a corresponding Working Group: • WG 1: Fostering Government Leadership

• WG 2: Building and Sharing the Evidence Base

• WG 3: Mobilizing Business Support

• WG 4: Communications Network

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals CPLC held its second annual high level assembly in April 2017, highlighting and building global momentum on carbon pricing and formalizing the Coalition work plan. The CPLC has also convened leadership dialogue events on carbon pricing in Chile, Columbia, India, France and South Africa since COP21. The Coalition has brought on dozens of new partners since its launch at COP21, including the governments of Finland, UK, Columbia, Cote d’Ivoire and Japan; and a growing number of companies from Canada, India, Brazil and Chile.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative • Number of CPLC Partners

• Number and CPLC dialogues and knowledge exchange forums organized and executed • Number of website hits/downloads • Number of briefs, reports, synthesis and other knowledge products generated

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Participants Number Names
Members 247  
Companies 150 Abengoa (Spain),Acciona (Spain),AGL Energy (Australia),Aimia (Canada),Air Canada (Canada),Allessandri (Chile),ALLCOT Group (Spain),AMATA (Thailand),AP4 (Sweden),Arvind (India),Atmoterra (France),Atos SE (France),AXA (France),Baker & McKenzie (Australia),Bank Australia (Australia),Barco NV (Belgium),Barrick Gold Corporation (Canada),BG Group (Belgium),BHP Billiton (United Kingdom),Blackstone Energy Services Inc (Canada),BMO Financial Group (Canada),BNP Paribas (France),BP (United Kingdom),Braskem (Brazil),Broad Group (China),BT Group (United Kingdom),Calidda,Canadian Tire Corporation (Canada),Carbon Engineering (Canada),Carrefour (France),Catalyst Paper Corporation (Canada),Cement Association of Canada (Canada),CEMEX (Mexico),Cenovus Energy Inc. (Canada),CIBC (Canada),CIFF (United Kingdom),Coca Cola HBC AG (USA),Commerzbank (Germany),Coway (South Korea),CPFL (Brazil),DAI Global (USA),Dalmia Cement (India),Danfoss (Denmark),Daniels Power Corporation (Canada),DAO Integral Platform for Climate Initiatives (Russia),Desjardins Group (France),DNVGL (Norway),EcoAct Inc. (France),Ecofrotas (Brazil),Ecofys (Netherlands),Ecotierra (Canada),EDF (France),EDP-Engias de Portugal (Portugal),Ekbd Consult (Ghana),EKI Energy Services Ltd. (India),EllisDon (Canada),En+ Group (Russia),Enagas (Spain),Enbridge (Canada),Enel (Italy),Engie (France),Eni (Italy),Environment First Energy Services Private Limited (India),Eskom (South Africa),Ernst & Young (United Kingdom),Ferrovial (Spain),Fortum (Finland),Garanti Bank (Turkey),Gas Natural Fenosa (Spain),Get2C (Portugal),Global Environmental Markets (Mauritius),Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (Brazil),Godrej & Boyce (India),Groupe ADP (France),Grupo Financiero Banorte (Mexico),Hindustan Construction Company (India),HSBC (United Kingdom),Iberdrola (Spain),IKEA Canada (Denmark),Infigen Energy (Australia),Infinite Solutions (Belgium),Infosys (India),Keyassociados (Brazil),Kruger Inc (South Africa),LafargeHolcim (France),LATAM Airlines Group (Brazil),Lloyd's Register (United Kingdom),Loblaw Companies Limited (Canada),Mahindra (india),Man Group (Germany),Michelin (France),Milbank (USA),National Bank Australia (Australia),Natura (Brazil),Nature Bank (Canada),NEAS Energy (Denmark),Nestle (Switzerland),Nordea Bank (Denmark),NEI Investments (Canada),Nouveau Energy Management (Pakistan),Novartis (Switzerland),Novozymes (Denmark),OHL Group (Spain),Ontario Power Generation (Canada),Origin Energy (Australia),Perspectives Climate Group GmbH(Switzerland),PG&E (USA),Portafolio Verde (Colombia),Predict Ability Limited (United Kingdom),Redshaw Advisors (United Kingdom),Resolute Forest Products Inc. (Canada),Royal Bank of Canada (Canada),Royal DSM (Netherlands),Royal Philips (Netherlands),Rusal (Russia),Saint-Goabin (France),Schneider Electric (Germany),Scotiabank (United Kingdom),Sekerbank (Turkey),Shell (United Kingdom),Shell Canada (Canada),Siemens (Germany),Sindicatum (Singapore),SkyPower (Canada),Solvay (Belgium),South Pole Group (Switzerland),SSE (United Kingdom),Star Rapid (China),Suez Environnement (France),Suncor Energy (Canada),Tata Group (India),TD Bank (USA),Teck Resources (Canada),TELUS (USA),The Carbon Trust (United Kingdom),The Co-operators Group Limited (Canada),The Toronto Dominion Bank Group (Canada),Total (France),TransCanada Corporation (Canada),Trucost (United Kingdom)),Unilever (United Kingdom),Vale SA,(Brazil),Veolia (France),Vestas (Denmark),Viña Concha y Toro (Chile),Visao Sustentavel (Brazil),Yes Bank (India),Zenith Bank (Nigeria).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 24 Belgium,  Canada,  Chile,  Colombia,  Côte d'Ivoire,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Denmark,  Ethiopia,  Italy,  Japan,  Kazakhstan,  Mexico,  Morocco,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Norway,  Panama,  Portugal,  Spain,  Sweden,  Switzerland,  United Kingdom
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 6 Alberta (Canada),  British Columbia (Canada),  California (USA),  Northwest Territories (Australia),  Ontario (Canada),  Quebec (Canada).
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 2 EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  World Bank Group
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 65 Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (India),  Indian Railways (India),  ABIQUIM - Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (Brazil),  Asia Society Policy Institute (USA),  Brazilian Tree Industry (Brazil),  Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa (Brazil),  BSR (Denmark),  The B Team (USA),  Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - C2ES (USA),  Carbon Market Watch (Belgium),  Caring for Climate (USA),  CEBDS (Brazil),  Center for European Policy Studies - CEPS (Belgium),  Ceres (Denmark),  CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (India),  Citizen's Climate Lobby (Canada),  Cleantech21 Foundation (Switzerland),  Climate Focus (Netherlands),  Climate Leadership Council -CLC (USA),  Climate Outreach (United Kingdom),  Climate Solutions Group Ltd. (Canada),  Climate Strategies (United Kingdom),  Climate Transparency Initiative (Germany),  Climate Markets & Investment Association - CMIA (United Kingdom),  Coalition for Rainforest Nations -CfRN (USA),  Confederation of Danish Industry (Denmark),  Environmental Defense Fund (USA),  Entreprises pour l'Environnement (France),  Fundación Natura Colombia (Colombia),  The George Washington University (USA),  Global Maritime Forum (Denmark),  The Gold Standard Foundation (Switzerland),  Institute for Climate Economics - I4CE (France),  International Carbon Action Partnership - ICAP (Germany),  International Center for Trade & Sustainable Development - ICTSD (Switzerland),  IDEAcarbon (United kingdom),  International Emissions Trading Association - IETA (Switzerland),  International Finance Corporation -IFC (USA),  Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES (Japan),  Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change - IIGCC (United Kingdom),  International Monetary Fund (USA),  Instituto Ethos (Brazil),  Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan), (Netherlands),  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA),  organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (France),  The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (United Kingdom),  Put a Price on It D.C. (USA),  Russian Carbon Fund (Russia),  EKEM Group (?),  Solutions for Our Climate - SFOC (South Korea),  Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden),  The Climate Group (United Kingdom),  The Climate Trust (USA),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  The Shift Project (France),  University College London (United Kingdom),  United Nations Foundation (USA),  United Nations Global Compact (USA),  Union of Concerned Scientists (USA),  Verra (USA),  World Business Council for Sustainable Development - WBCSD (USA),  We Mean Business (USA),  World Economic Forum (USA),  World Resources Institute (USA),  World Wildlife Fund (USA),  Yale University (USA).
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 11 October 2019 11:08:56

Not only have national states as participators