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World Bank Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Advancing the carbon pricing agenda through a voluntary partnership of governments, businesses & civil society organizations.

Carbon pricing, when part of a larger package of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is key for the transition to a low-carbon economy. There are two main types of carbon pricing policy: emissions trading systems (ETS) and carbon taxes. The goal of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is to increase the number of governments putting a price on carbon, make existing carbon pricing policies more effective, and to promote global cooperation.

First, the CPLC works to build the evidence base by developing and disseminating key knowledge. A library of this can be found here. Second, the initiative has a dedicated work stream to engage the private sector. For example, to set an internal carbon price. DSM has, guided by the UN Global Compact Carbon Pricing Champions program, set an internal carbon price of €50 per ton CO2 which is used when reviewing large investment decisions. A recording of a webinar in which DSM, featuring DSM’s CEO, CFO and two senior finance and operations professionals, explains this can be found here. Third, the CPLC supports governments. For example, by convening leadership dialogues (both global and national), and by finding solutions to political challenges that are currently preventing successful carbon pricing policy design and implementation.

CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of Royal DSM Feike Sijbesma was for two years co-chair of the CPLC and is currently chair of the new High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness. Supported by the CPLC, the new initiative will convene private sector leaders around competitiveness concerns that could inhibit the worldwide uptake of carbon pricing. During the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans, and Clean Energy in September 2018, Feike Sijbesma underlined that the work of the forum will provide business and government leaders with new insights on competitiveness concerns, thanks to a combination of strategic dialogue and new analysis.

Do you want to know more about how companies can engage in CPLC? Have a look at this infographic that explains how companies can lead on Carbon Pricing.


In December 2017, Feike Sijbesma, CEO DSM, joined heads of government and representatives from the public and private sector for the One Planet Summit in Paris, convened by President Emmanuel Macron of France, to discuss the progress of the Paris Agreement of 2 years ago. He explained the breakthroughs that were achieved in relation to putting a price on carbon and the progress that 135 businesses, governments, and other partners at the CPLC have made in this regard.

“The political momentum for carbon pricing is unparalleled. At DSM we consider carbon pricing an inevitable opportunity. It puts a real economic incentive for companies to develop new low-carbon technologies and reduce their own emissions. It also enables the current generation to take financial responsibility for its carbon footprint, rather than transferring the bill to the next generation."

Feike Sijbesma, CEO DSM


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DSM Corporate Sustainability

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Strategic Partners
The World Bank, United Nations Global Compact, World Economic Forum, Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, CDP and others.

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Start date
december 2015
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Corporate Sustainability DSM