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Internal Carbon Pricing - Practical Experiences from the Private Sector: Yale Carbon Charge Project

Internal Carbon Pricing - Practical Experiences from the Private Sector: Yale Carbon Charge Project

Yale University has taken an innovative approach to internal carbon pricing. During the 2015 to 2016 academic year, a pilot project in 20 buildings tested the design and implementation of four information and incentive schemes. This coming year Yale is expanding its experiment to 60 buildings, representing over 100,000 tCO2e, and focusing on two pricing mechanisms. As the first academic member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, Yale looks forward to hosting an open conversation on its carbon charge and sharing its lessons with business and government leaders.

This webinar will share the experiences and insights gathered to date, and in particular will highlight the challenges and learning that are now shaping the next phase of implementation.

Moderated by Tom Kerr of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the discussion will be structured in two parts:

  • Leadership dialogue - featuring Ben Polak, Yale University Provost and Tim Pavlis, VP for Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research at Yale
  • A deep-dive on implementation with the Yale Carbon Charge Project and operations teams.

With the increasing trend for leading organizations to implement internal carbon prices as part of their sustainability and climate goals, we believe this is an exciting and tangible learning opportunity. We encourage participants to contribute to this live interactive conversation with your questions.


Watch the webinar:

View slides from the event: [[{"fid":"2588","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":"Yale Carbon Pricing.pdf","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]

Read the report from Yale's Carbon Charge Pilot: [[{"fid":"2589","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":"Carbon_Charge_Pilot_Report_20161010.pdf","attributes":{"class":"file media-element file-default"}}]]


Casey R. Pickett

Director of the Carbon Charge at Yale University
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011