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CCL at World Bank/IMF Forum


CCL panel presents ‘Stakeholder-Centered Carbon Pricing to Solve the Climate Crisis’

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Citizens’ Climate Lobby will present a panel at the World Bank / IMF Civil Society Forum, titled Stakeholder-Centered Carbon Pricing to Solve the Climate Crisis. Participants include:

  • Sieren Ernst – Environment & Ethics, Principal & Founder
  • Erica Flock – EarthShare, Online Manager
  • Danny Richter, PhD –  Citizens Climate Lobby, Legislative Director
  • Joseph Robertson – Geoversiv Envisioning, President & Founder
  • Elli Sparks – Citizens Climate Lobby, Development Director

The discussion will cover the specifics of the carbon fee and dividend plan for pricing carbon emissions, as well as the economic dynamics of implementation and a specific exploration of how new technologies—those already existing and those about to come over the horizon—will transform the market for energy, decentralizing control and empowering stakeholders across the world.

The panel will also discuss the CCL methodology for organizing citizens to play a serious, constructive role in advising government on how best to shape policy for real people. This is an integral part, not only of how CCL is working to make change in the United States, but of the democratizing standard framework that is necessary to make a true “green economy” possible, in a way that empowers families and communities, reduces opportunities for corruption in distribution of development assistance, and builds checks and balances against the naked influence of interested money in the democratic process.

As the World Bank and IMF transition away from the era of funding for new coal projects, a robust new future of reliable, always-on, everywhere-active clean renewable energy is becoming possible, but the global energy marketplace is a fabric of systems, working together either more or less efficiently, depending on a wide range of structural assumptions. The purpose of this panel is to provide clarity as to the most economically efficient way to correct the market’s failure to accurately price carbon-emitting fuels, and motivate widespread prosperity from clean energy production.

Steve Valk is Communications Coordinator for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Steve joined the CCL staff in 2009 after a 30-year career with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.