Archived Webinar

Carbon Pricing and Development – Part 1: Co-benefits, Growth and Jobs

Today, there are two significant global concerns that have taken center stage. On one hand there is a clear dearth of provision of basic goods and services such as clean water, education etc. The SDGs have been set up to tackle these issues. On the other hand, there is the looming threat of climate change. Historically these challenges have been dealt with separately. Now SDG 13 is about climate action – Carbon pricing could be the link that addresses these issues simultaneously. This is the first of a two-part webinar on Carbon Pricing and Development. Here, we will explore how carbon pricing policies and measures can contribute to development in African economies. It will bring together growth stories from other countries and contextualized to Africa.

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

Mandy Rambharos

Mandy is the Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development for Eskom Holdings, South Africa’s State owned power utility. Mandy’s 20 years in the energy sector has allowed her, a scientist by training, to gain deep insights and experience in various aspects of the energy sector at the international, regional and national levels. Mandy is a member of the South African delegation to the UNFCCC. She also serves on the Boards of the NBI (South Africa’s National Business Initiative), Verra and Global Change Institute (University of Johannesburg). Mandy represents Eskom on the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition advisory committee and serves as the co-chair of the African Working group for this initiative.

Xolisa Ngwadla

Xolisa Ngwadla is currently responsible for business development and commercialisation at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa. The research areas and technology portfolio spans natural resources (including water and energy), built infrastructure, and ICT. He is a member of the South African delegation in the UNFCCC negotiations, and was the lead negotiator for the African Group in the negotiation of the Paris Agreement. His area of interest is national and international climate change policy discourse, with a particular interest on the economic and developmental impact. He has experience in agricultural research, environmental consulting, corporate business development, and multilateral climate change negotiations. Xolisa is an agricultural scientist in the fields of economics and plant breeding, with an MBA with environmental electives.

Questions Submitted

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Oct 16, 2021
Very good information on Carbon Pricing.

MOHAMMAD

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

Tosin

- Jun 13, 2020
interesting

Mohammad Nadir

- May 4, 2020
Informative!

Md. Babar

- Apr 18, 2020
Interesting

Anvar

- Mar 20, 2020
Interesting!

Jalal

- Dec 5, 2019
nicely explained and relevantly interesting

Ki

- Nov 29, 2019
great

Vedat

- Nov 16, 2019
Carbon Pricing and Development – Part 1: Co-benefits, Growth and Jobs

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Nov 14, 2019
Discussions on Climate Change are universally relevant.
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