Archived Webinar

Carbon Pricing 101

Evidence suggests that an economical way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is through the use of carbon pricing instruments. Explicit carbon pricing mechanisms fall into three categories: cap & trade, carbon tax or a hybrid of both elements. Each mechanism has strengths and weaknesses. This webinar will introduce the basic concepts of carbon pricing, including carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs, the benefits and design of pricing policies, as well as experiences and learnings from the African context.

This webinar is organized and delivered by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). CPLC is a voluntary initiative that catalyzes action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. The CPLC brings together leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to support carbon pricing, share experiences and enhance the global, regional, national and sub-national understanding of carbon pricing implementation. The CPLC Secretariat is administered by The World Bank Group.

About the Presenters

Angela Churie Kallhauge

Angela joined the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) from the Swedish Energy Agency where she worked for 14 years on climate change, energy and development issues. During her time at the Swedish Energy Agency, she worked on carbon market development issues, including portfolio development and capacity building in developing countries. She also served as the EU lead negotiator on adaptation and resilience issues under the UNFCCC for close to a decade and represented Sweden in the Adaptation Fund Board where she led the work on accreditation for direct access. Angela also draws experience from the International Renewable Energy Agency, where she led the work to develop a climate change work program that places renewable energy action as a key part of climate change strategies. Prior to her engagement at the Swedish Agency, Angela spent close to a decade working at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and in Zimbabwe and Kenya with civil society organizations on climate, energy and development policy.

Ousmane Fall Sarr

Ousmane is currently the Coordinator of the West African Alliance on Carbon Markets and Climate Finance, a new initiative of West African delegates involved in the UNFCCC negotiation process on Markets and Climate Finance. As Director in Charge of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency, Mr SARR has contributed significantly to the elaboration of the Senegalese National Rural Electrification Program and many other national and sub-regional energy access policies in West Africa. Since 2013, Mr. SARR is the Chairman of the Senegalese National Committee on Climate Change and has participated to several COPs as negotiator on markets and technology transfer. In collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Environment, he also coordinated the technical process leading to the elaboration of Senegal’s NDC


Rachel BOTI-DOUAYOUA is an engineer in Agronomy, with a post-graduate diploma in Environmental and project Management. She is the national CDM coordinator and has been working at the Ministry of Environment for about 17 years specifically on Climate Change issues. Since 2010, she is member of the delegation of Côte d’Ivoire as a negotiator on Carbon Markets and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. In 2016, she was designated to follow-up the carbon markets and Carbon pricing process in NDC implementation in Côte d’Ivoire.

Memory Machingambi

Dr. Memory Machingambi received her Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at Texas A&M University in May 2010 as a Fulbright fellow. Since July 2012, Memory has been responsible for environmental fiscal reform policy as a Senior Economist in the Environmental and Fuel Taxes Directorate, Tax Policy Unit of the South African National Treasury. Her work has involved designing, evaluating and quantifying the socio-economic and environmental impacts of energy pricing reform (carbon tax policy including carbon offsets, fossil fuel subsidy reforms and fuel taxation), environmental taxes on waste, as well as designing effective tax incentives on energy efficiency, biodiversity conservation and renewable energy.

Target Audience

Climate change stakeholders, policy makers, researchers, scholars, government, private sector, civil society, NGOs

Questions Submitted


- Sep 25, 2021
Good series.

jose luis

- Jul 4, 2021
tax carbone


- Jan 20, 2021
Great Course! very knowledgeable documents!


- Jun 14, 2020


- Jun 5, 2020
How do we mitigate Climate Change when Africa is responsible, perhaps, a trivial amount of the total GHG that cause global warming?


- May 7, 2020
Good in deed !

Mohammad Nadir

- May 7, 2020

Md. Babar

- Apr 18, 2020


- Mar 22, 2020

Waqar Aamir

- Nov 22, 2019
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