Past Seminar

The Role of Carbon Pricing in Implementing the Paris Agreement

Oct 19, 2016 Resources for the Future, 1616 P St NW, Washington, DC, 20036

About the Event

An RFF/International Monetary Fund Seminar

In December 2015, 195 countries submitted emissions reduction pledges for the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Many experts believe that carbon pricing can play a critical role in meeting these commitments, for advanced and developing countries alike. To move forward, however, governments need country-specific information on appropriate emissions price trajectories as well as the environmental, fiscal, distributional, and other impacts of emissions pricing. They also need a strategy to overcome practical obstacles, such as burdens on vulnerable groups.

This panel brought together experts and representatives from international organizations to provide perspectives on how to move carbon pricing forward at both domestic and international levels.



  • Nancy Birdsall, Founding President, Center for Global Development
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Richard G. Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future
  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute