Earlier this year, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted a conversation on the many federal carbon pricing bills that have been introduced in the United States this year—but the United States is only one of many jurisdictions where carbon pricing takes center stage in climate policy discussions. Join RFF for a review of the latest trends in carbon pricing worldwide, including reflections on recent developments in major economies, such as China, Germany, and Canada.
The session will open with a brief overview of the World Bank’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report, followed by geography-specific updates and a brief panel discussion. The event will cover a range of questions, including:
1. What is the current status of China’s efforts to introduce a nationwide emissions trading system (ETS)?
2. What does Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reelection mean for carbon pricing in Canada? And what does the Trump Administration’s challenge to the California-Quebec ETS linkage mean for future transborder efforts?
3. How will Germany move to implement a country-specific trading program for its building and transportation sectors, even while continuing its participation in the EU ETS?
Nora Löhle, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America
Richard Morgenstern, Resources for the Future
Céline Ramstein, World Bank Group
Craig Weichel, Embassy of Canada
Moderator: Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future
When: Thursday, November 21, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.; doors will open and a light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Resources & Conservation Center, 1400 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Visit the event webpage for more information.