ROME, May 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – The Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, welcomes Québec’s membership in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). The CPLC is an initiative of the World Bank that brings together leaders from government, business and civil society with the goal of implementing effective carbon pricing policies.
“Québec firmly believes that fixing a price for carbon is one of the most effective solutions for combating climate change. The CPLC is an innovative platform that enables the public and private sectors to work together to set up carbon pricing systems in all the world’s economies. Québec is proud to be associated with influential allies and to share its experience in designing and establishing a carbon market,” said Premier Couillard.
The CPLC was announced by the President of the World Bank, Jim Jong Kim, in September 2014 on the eve of the Climate Summit organized by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and was officially launched the following month.
As a partner government of the CPLC, Québec, which implemented its cap and trade system for greenhouse gases in 2013, is committed to influencing the global agenda by sharing its experience.
The Government of Québec is actively campaigning to ensure that subnational carbon markets and their contribution to the global effort to reduce GHG emissions be taken into account during the work of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21)at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015 in preparation for the upcoming international climate agreement.