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  • 26-September-2016

    English

    Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems

    To tackle climate change, CO2 emissions need to be cut. Pricing carbon is one of the most effective and lowest-cost ways of inducing such cuts. This report presents the first full analysis of the use of carbon pricing on energy in 41 OECD and G20 economies, covering 80% of global energy use and of CO2 emissions. The analysis takes a comprehensive view of carbon prices, including specific taxes on energy use, carbon taxes and tradable emission permit prices. It shows the entire distribution of effective carbon rates by country and the composition of effective carbon rates by six economic sectors within each country. Carbon prices are seen to be often very low, but some countries price significant shares of their carbon emissions. The ‘carbon pricing gap’, a synthetic indicator showing the extent to which effective carbon rates fall short of pricing emissions at EUR 30 per tonne, the low-end estimate of the cost of carbon used in this study, sheds light on potential ways of strengthening carbon pricing.

  • 26-septembre-2016

    Français

    La tarification du carbone n’est pas à la hauteur des enjeux, mais un effort collectif même modeste peut entraîner des avancées significatives

    Les prix du carbone actuels ne sont pas au niveau qui devrait être le leur pour faire baisser les émissions de gaz à effet de serre responsables du changement climatique. Pourtant, même des hausses de prix modérées pourraient avoir un impact notable, comme le souligne une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Iceland

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Iceland. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Portugal

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Portugal. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for the Czech Republic

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for the Czech Republic. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for South Africa

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for South Africa. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Sweden

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Sweden. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Italy

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Italy. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Israel

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Israel. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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    Environmental taxes: Key findings for Argentina

    This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Argentina. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.

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