COP26 Mitigating climate change damages through generalization of carbon pricing

At the invitation of Edmond Alphandéry, former Minister for the Economy, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky will be a featured panelist on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the COP26 side-event, Mitigating climate change damages through generalization of carbon pricing,” which will take place in Glasgow in a hybrid format – in person and via Zoom. The event, organized by the Task Force on Carbon Pricing in Europe, with the participation of the Chinese International Finance Forum and the American Paulson Institute, will explore all the channels through which carbon pricing can contribute to accelerate the energy transition.

Putting impacts of climate change and how to get the world prepared on the COP26 agenda is crucial. It is clear, as well, that accelerating the pace of decarbonization is the best way forward to mitigate these impacts. The more we succeed, the less damage and loss we suffer.

Unfortunately, despite all endeavors around the world, we are still far from what should be done to significantly reverse the trend of carbon emissions. All economists and international institutions, more and more policymakers, more and more firms, and people around the world get convinced that giving a price to carbon is a major catalyst to succeed the energy transition.

The roundtable which will gather major personalities, policymakers, experts, and members of the business community, among others, will explore the various facets of carbon pricing and the necessity to introduce its generalization in the COP26 discussion.

Global Thermostat’s co-founder & CEO, Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, will be a featured panelist in an exchange of views on “The sectoral approach and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism,” beginning at 4:41 a.m. ET.

The full agenda, below, shows the event in local Glascow time.