mexico-Professor Emilio La Rovere will attend The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF), on October 18, 2017, in Mexico, to represent The Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change in an important discussion about carbon pricing.

This session is organized as part of a join segment between the LAC Carbon Forum and the Regional LEDS LAC Workshop.

Session Title:

Plenary 2: What role for carbon pricing for delivering on the Paris Agreement?

Date & Time: October 18 – 11:30am to 1pm

Description: The report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern, concluded that a well-designed carbon price is an indispensable part of a strategy for efficiently reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also fostering growth. To meet the Paris Agreement goal, a strong carbon price is needed in the next years ($40-$80 per tonne of CO2 by 2020 and $50-100 per tonne by 2030). However today, only 85% of global emissions are covered by a carbon pricing instrument and three quarters of these emissions are covered by a price under US$10/tCO2e. This high-level dialogue will discuss how to accelerate action to expand coverage and the impact of carbon pricing instruments in the LAC region, and explore the opportunities unveiled when implementing carbon pricing instruments, to use revenues to foster growth and achieve sustainable development objectives.



Beatriz Bugeda, Regional Manager, Mexico & Latin America, The Climate Reality Project


  • Stephen Hammer, Manager, Climate Analytics and Advisory Services, Climate Change Group, World Bank
  • Enrique Lendo, Head of International Affairs, SEMARNAT
  • David Heurtel, Minister, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change, Québec
  • Emilio Lèbre La Rovere, Executive Coordinator, Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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