DSM CEO chairs second High Level Assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Nearly 40 governments, around 30 businesses representatives and over 30 civil society leaders convened at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC. Those attending included Christine Lagarde, (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund), Jim Yong Kim (World Bank Group President) and Christiana Figueres (former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, the UN’s climate organization) who, together with Feike Sijbesma and Kofi Annan, was appointed a “Climate Leader” of the World Bank.
The CPLC brings together 200 leaders from governments, businesses and civil society, to make sure that more governments put an effective price on carbon and exchange knowledge and experiences. Feike Sijbesma: “For the Paris Climate Agreement to succeed, we cannot rely on goodwill alone. By putting an effective price on carbon, we can anchor incentives to reduce GHG emissions in our economic system.”
In the coming year, Feike Sijbesma will chair the CPLC together with co-chair Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change (Canada), who takes over from Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (France) and COP21 President.
At the meeting a new CPLC Leadership Report was launched, which includes 60 inspiring stories of how carbon pricing can reduce emissions while supporting the shift to an innovative, thriving and inclusive economy.