Technical Briefing on Efficient Carbon Pricing


Pathway to Paris: A Technical Briefing on Efficient Carbon Pricing
(The Carbon Fee and Dividend approach and broader core principles)

Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Room MC 2-850

Scott Nystrom, REMI’s lead economic analyst on the Fee and Dividend study
Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director, Citizens Climate Lobby
John Hansen, Coalition Development Specialist, Citizens Climate Lobby

Ian Parry, Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF

Jane Ebinger, Manager, Climate Change Policy, GCC Policy Team


As a part a part of its Pathway to Paris project, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will provide a briefing on the carbon pricing option known as “Carbon Fee and Dividend.” The briefing will cover the following four topics:

1. Technical details of the Carbon Fee and Dividend (F&D) plan
2. Briefing by Scott Nystrom, lead author of REMI’s 2014 F&D study
3. Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Political strategy, organizational methodology
4. Global network of support for carbon pricing

Technical briefing will be presented by Scott Nystrom, REMI’s lead economic analyst on the Fee and Dividend study. International context and discussion of application, implementation, political strategy, organizational methodology, and building the global network of support for carbon pricing will be conducted by Joseph Robertson, Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Global Strategy Director, with support from John Hansen, CCL’s Coalition Development Specialist for the Pathway to Paris project.


· REMI’s Fee and Dividend Study and Supporting Materials:
· CCL’s Pathway to Paris whitepaper:
· Building Citizen Engagement for Carbon Pricing:

Speaker Bios 

Scott Nystrom has a B.A. in history, B.S. in economics, and a M.A. in economic history. He works with state governments on taxation and transportation research, local and regional authorities, federal agencies, consultants, universities, non-profits, and research institutions. His research includes integrating energy models into a regional frameworks, theoretical research on modeling intermodal transportation, and business development. Major projects have included impact analyses on energy, healthcare, labor, transportation, state taxes and budgets, and federal fiscal policy.  Highlights include the “fiscal cliff,” the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regional transportation plan (RTP) to 2035.

Joseph Robertson is the Global Strategy Director for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby, the author of the 2010 report Building a Green Economy: On the Economics of Carbon Pricing & the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels, and the creator of the “Pathway to Paris” global carbon pricing project. He is the founder and president of Geoversiv Envisioning, a social-benefit enterprise, the editor-in-chief of the Spanish-language sustainability publication Futurismo Verde; an emeritus faculty member of Villanova’s Sustainability Subcommittee on Operations and Energy Use and of the Villanova Center for Energy and Environment Education, and was lead online translator into Spanish for the Earth Policy Institute‘s Eco-Economy and Plan B updates on ecological economics.

John Hansen is the Coalition Development Specialist for Citizens Climate Lobby and the “Pathway to Paris” project. John has worked in program, project, and partnership development, clean energy (solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, waste-to-energy, integrated systems), green building and energy efficiency, sustainable business and business model innovation, and early stage MSME enterprise development in local, national, and international contexts. His scope spans from management and administrative to strategic planning, operations, funding, marketing, research and analysis, cross-sector relations, and coalition development. John holds a MBA in Sustainable Business, with concentration in Renewable Energy.

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November 20, 2014 at 9am - 11am
World Bank
1818 H St NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States
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