Carbon Pricing Delivering Climate Ambition is an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS).

Carbon pricing continues to gain momentum as a key tool for addressing climate change. Senior government officials, business leaders, academics, international experts, and non-governmental organizations will come together to engage on key aspects of carbon pricing. Discussions will focus on existing efforts and opportunities for new partnerships moving forward. 

This one-day event will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 7:30 - 19:30 at the Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, California 94105. Registration is by invitation only. For more information or to apply for an invitation, please contact: carbonpricing@climateactionreserve.org


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The European Commission is the executive of the European Union, which is 28 Member States representing 500 million people. The Commission proposes the EU’s legislation, implements its laws and promotes its general interest. The EU has adopted comprehensive legislation proposed by the Commission to meet its 2030 climate and energy commitments, which put the EU on track to reduce economy-wide emissions at least 40% by 2030. This includes revisions to the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS), a cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively since 2005. The EU ETS is the world’s first major carbon market, covering some 45% of EU emissions and approximately 11,000 installations and airlines in 31 countries. It is expected to deliver reductions of at least 43% toward the EU’s overall goal in covered sectors by 2030. www.ec.europa.eu/commission/




The California Air Resources Board’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. CARB oversees all air pollution control and efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality and climate standards. www.arb.ca.gov




Canada believes in the potential of the clean growth economy to create jobs and drive innovation today and for future generations. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is a federal government department that helps move this agenda forward – from spurring clean economic growth, to ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for all Canadians. ECCC’s programs focus on minimizing threats from pollution; equipping Canadians to make informed decisions on weather, water and climate conditions; helping create well-paying middle-class jobs in the clean growth economy; and conserving and restoring Canada’s natural environment. www.canada.ca


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IETA is the leading voice of business community on carbon markets around the world. Established in 1999, IETA’s member companies include some of the world’s leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminium, chemical, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, broking and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries. www.ieta.org




Carbon Forum North America, now in it’s 10th edition, is a leading annual regional conference and exhibition, gathering climate professionals from governments, business and NGO across North America. Organised by IETA, CFNA offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best minds on climate action developments, carbon policy, pricing and finance – what they mean for business and government, and how they will shape the future of markets and finance.


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The World Bank Group has set two goals to achieve by 2030: To end extreme poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country. A group of five institutions committed to promoting sustainable development, the World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge. As such, it has played a pioneering role in supporting climate action and promoting climate mitigation policies and projects around the world for low-carbon development. www.worldbank.org/climatechange




A unique initiative, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) brings together leaders from national and sub-national governments, the private sector, academia, and civil society with the goal of putting in place effective carbon pricing policies that maintain competitiveness, create jobs, encourage innovation, and deliver meaningful emissions reductions.




Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. www.edf.org




The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is an international government forum to bring together policymakers from all levels of government that have, or are interested in introducing, an emissions trading system. It provides a unique platform for governments to discuss the latest research and practical experiences with emissions trading. Since its formation in 2007, ICAP has established itself as an ETS knowledge hub and its membership has grown to include 31 members and 4 observers. www.icapcarbonaction.com