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2020 May 27

WBA joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a partner. The CPLC brings together leaders from government, private sector, academia, and civil society to expand the use of carbon pricing policies. By joining the Coalition, WBA will identify and share best practices on design and implementation of carbon pricing instruments around the world, advocate for successful carbon pricing initiatives, engage with public and private sector stakeholders to accelerate uptake of carbon pricing policies and provide input on the effects of carbon pricing on bioenergy development and deployment so as to strengthen the evidence base for carbon pricing.

Our discussions among our members and the wider bioenergy network clearly shows that carbon pricingis one of the key instruments to promote bioenergy development. CPLC is one of the leading platforms for gathering stakeholders to support carbon pricing. We feel that our partnership in CPLC will be a mutually beneficial collaboration which would further promote the discussions about carbon pricing and its impacts for the bioenergy community” – says Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association.  

In recent years, WBA has published joint papers with leading bioenergy associations on the impacts of carbon pricing on bioenergy and renewable energy development around the world. Check out WBA position papers on carbon pricing:

WBA Svebio joint paper: Link

WBA AEBIOM (Bioenergy Europe) joint paper: Link

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About CPLC

CPLC Website: Link

List of CPLC Partners: Link

States and trends of carbon pricing in 2019: Link

CPLC is a voluntary partnership of 34 national and sub-national governments, over 164 businesses from a range of sectors and regions, and upwards of 85 strategic partners representing civil society organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions that agree to advance the carbon pricing agenda by working with each other towards the long-term objective of a carbon price applied throughout the global economy by: 

  • strengthening carbon pricing policies to redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate challenge;
  • bringing forward and strengthening the implementation of existing carbon pricing policies to better manage investment risks and opportunities; and
  • enhancing cooperation to share information, expertise and lessons learned on developing and implementing carbon pricing through various "readiness" platforms