Tackling Climate Change: Pricing Carbon to Achieve Mitigation (March 2013)

At this event, some of the fastest growing economies shared information on the status of their domestic actions and the role of carbon pricing instruments in pursuing their low carbon development objectives. A panel of representatives from countries and regions that are pursuing domestic ETSs as well as private entity representatives shared their views on challenges and opportunities in using market-based solutions to foster scaled up climate mitigation action.
Mar 13, 2013
Washington, DC
March 13, 2013
1. Putting a Price on Carbon: Update from the PMR
Xueman Wang, PMR Secretariat
Pricing Carbon to Achieve Mitigation: Event Brochure featuring PMR activities
Wang Shu, National Development & Reform Commission, China
Duan Maosheng, Tshinghua University
China: Design of Domestic Emissions Trading Scheme
Yong Gun Kim, Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea: Emissions Trading Scheme
Mpho Legote, National Treasury, South Africa
South Africa: Carbon Pricing Policy
15:30 Break
2. Exploring Carbon Pricing to Achieve Climate Change Mitigation
High-level event with remarks from VP Rachel Kyte and keynote address by the Costa Rican Minister of Environment on the topic The Role of Market Instruments in Costa Rica’s Carbon Neutrality Goal. The two speakers were followed by a panel discussion between five stakeholders on Market Based Solutions - Challenges and Opportunities.
Rachel Kyte, Vice President, World Bank
René Castro Salazar, Minister of Environment, Costa Rica
Costa Rica: The Role of Market Instruments in the Carbon Neutrality Goal
Moderator: Fernando Tudela, former Vice Minister for Environment, Mexico
Robert Owen-Jones, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia
Wang Shu, National Development Reform Commission, China
Vicky Pollard, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Edie Chang, Air Resources Board, California
Dirk Forrister, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
4. Closing
Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
17:30 Reception
End of event



 Rachel Kyte

 Wang Shu

 Yong Gun Kim

 Minister Rene Castro


 Mpho Legote