Businesses needs predictable carbon prices – a look back at an exclusive session held at the Business & Climate Summit


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Businesses and governments are increasingly using carbon pricing to drive a cost-efficient transition to a low-carbon economy. Yet prices are still not high enough to unlock investments at a scale which is compatible with the goals set out by the Paris Agreement.

The Shift Project, in partnership with the World Bank, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the World Economic Forum and CDP convened business and political leaders for an exclusive panel on carbon pricing at the Business & Climate Summit on June 29th. Bringing perspectives from various sectors and governing bodies to the debate, speakers highlighted the need to harmonize carbon pricing policies and make price signals more predictable.


  • Jean-Marc Jancovici, President, The Shift Project 
Opening keynote:
  • Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Government of the Netherlands 
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF energy
  • Spencer Lake, Vice-Chair, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC 
  • John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank 
  • Jan Rabe, Sustainability Director,  Siemens AG
  • Nigel Topping, Founder and CEO, We Mean Business
  • Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP