The annual Carbon Pricing Leadership Report complements the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s advocacy and networking activities by elevating thought leadership in the mitigation arena and sharing how partners across all sectors are putting a price on carbon and engaging in carbon markets to reduce their emissions.
Jackson Ewing, director of energy and climate policy at the Nicholas Institute, contributed to the report with an opinion piece titled "Stakes Increase as Voluntary Carbon Markets and Climate Finance Converge." Ewing writes that there is a critical need to "get things right" as the United States seeks to leverage the voluntary carbon market to drive climate finance investments through the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA), launched at the United Nations' annual climate change conference (COP27) in late 2022. The ETA must strike the delicate balance of creating robust measurements and safeguards for issuing carbon credits without creating systems that are impenetrably complicated for the stakeholders involved, especially those in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Ewing was one of more than 30 contributors to the report.