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IMF chief makes the case for carbon pricing

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🗞️ Driving the news: At the COP28 climate summit, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva advocated for carbon pricing, emphasizing its necessity for accelerating decarbonization and acknowledging its growing acceptance in the oil and gas industry

🔭 The context: Carbon pricing sets a monetary cost on emissions, acting as a significant incentive for reducing pollution  
• The IMF has recently upped its carbon price projection to $85 per ton by 2030, a notable increase from the earlier $75 estimate

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Georgieva's remarks come at a critical juncture, with the COP28 conference offering a platform for major climate action amidst record-high global temperatures and increasing extreme weather events 
• Her focus is on reshaping energy policies, moving away from fossil fuel subsidies.

⏭️ What's next: The IMF chief sees COP28 as a key moment to push for robust carbon pricing, highlighting its effectiveness in emissions reduction, revenue generation, and equitable impact 
• She also notes the significant shift of the oil and gas industry towards renewables, driven by economic and public pressure

💬 One quote: "I want to tell everybody who is willing to listen that a carbon price has proven to work." - Kristalina Georgieva. 

📈 One stat: In the last year, subsidies for fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas reached a staggering $1.3 trillion

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