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Carbon Expo
May 29-31, 2013Barcelona, Spain

The Carbon Expo, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, was held in Barcelona from May 29 to 31, 2013. It brought together 220 speakers and close to 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries to address the climate change challenge.

This year's conference focused on three streams:

- A new carbon Policy Stream 

- A Climate Finance Stream 

- A Clean Energy and Clean Tech Stream 

The World Bank participated at the Carbon Expo and below you will find the Bank's activities from the Carbon Expo.


Domestic Carbon Markets Draw Attention at the Carbon Expo

The blog provides a synopsis of the three-day event that witnessed the release of a new report form the World Bank, Mapping Carbon Pricing Iniatitives, as well as the remarks from Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read more


Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives

The Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives Report, which was launched at the Carbon Expo on May 29, maps existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world. Read more

Press Release

Domestic Carbon Pricing Offers Hope for Future Carbon Markets

A new report, Mapping Carbon Pricing Initiatives: developments and prospects, outlines key developments and prospects of existing and new emission trading schemes and carbon taxes around the world. The findings signal the importance that policy makers attach to putting a price on carbon to address climate change. Read more


Carbon Finance for Sustainable Development 2012

This the official annual report of the World Bank's Carbon Finance unit and covers the carbon funds, facilities and financial instruments managed by the World
Bank during the period from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Read more


World Bank Celebrates Two New Low-Carbon Initiatives in East Asia

At the Carbon Expo, the World Bank and the Carbon Partnership Facility celebrated milestones reached by an energy efficiency street lighting program in Thailand and two methane reduction programs in the Philippines. Read more


Tackling Climate Change with a Robust Carbon Price

In an opinion piece, World Bank's Vice President fo Sustainable Development, Rachel Kyte, writes, "A carbon price can be achieved through markets or taxes, and different instruments will be appropriate in different countries for different sectors of the economy." Read more


A Changing Climate Needs Smart Solutions

The Carbon Finance Unit supports more than 150 projects  and have reduced 177 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent since 2000. Learn more

Venue details
  • Carbon Expo: Fira Barcelona Venue, Hall 5 - Palau de Congressos, Rius i Taulet Avenue, 08004 - Barcelona, Spain
  • CONTACT: Isabel Hagbrink
  • ihagbrink@worldbank.org