Monday, May 18, 2020


Carbon pricing instruments (CPIs) have both positive and negative impacts. Distributional impacts can vary, depending on pre-existing economic incentives and dynamics. Climate Strategies developed a brief for Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition partners on the distributional effects of CPIs on households. This workshop will include a presentation of this household impacts brief, by the authors. Citizens’ Climate and Cleantech 21, managing partners of the International Climate Dividend Alliance, will explore with workshop participants how climate dividend frameworks address and resolve some of these distributional impacts.

To register, visit the CPLC Event Page

Agenda (all times EDT) 

08:30 – 08:35
Introductory Remarks

  • Remarks from the CPLC Secretariat

08:35 – 08:50
Presentation of Distributional Household Impacts brief

  • Presented by the authors of the brief 

08:50 – 09:05
Presentation of Climate Dividend Frameworks

  • Presented by International Climate Dividend Alliance managing partners

09:05 – 09:30
Panel Discussion

  • Nick Beglinger, Cleantech 21 Foundation
  • Dian Phylipsen, Climate Strategies
  • Annela Anger-Kraavi, Climate Strategies
  • Government of Switzerland
  • Moderated by Joe Robertson, Citizens’ Climate

Panel will be a moderated discussion covering 5 themes: 

  1. Potential speed of implementation/political acceptance
  2. Suitability for developed and developing countries (also vis a vis other pricing policies, such as national carbon markets)
  3. Administrative effort and smart process approaches of fee collection and redistribution
  4. Considerations relating to international linking, incl. border adjustments
  5. Just Transition and broader sustainability considerations.

09:30 – 09:55
Open Discussion

  • Workshop attendees will be invited to contribute questions and inputs throughout the discussion. 
  • These will be curated and may be addressed in the discussion, or may become starting points for the open discussion. 

09:55 – 10:00
CPLC Secretariat Closing

After the Workshop 

  • Citizens’ Climate and Cleantech 21, as managing partners in the International Climate Dividend Alliance, will develop an Emerging Insights Note, based on (unattributed) insights shared in the workshop. 
  • This brief will include areas of policy design challenge, benefits of approaches discussed in the workshop, and synergies with other areas of climate-related policy and investment. 
  • This workshop and the contents of the Emerging Insights Note will help to shape future technical workshops provided by ICDA, as a contribution to CPLC capacity development efforts. 

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