Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 Through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems - Publication launches on Monday 26 September, at 11:00 am.


22/09/2016 - A new OECD report, Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems presents the first full analysis of the use of carbon pricing on energy in 34 OECD member countries and 7 partner economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.


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.


The report also presents country-specific analysis for each of the 41 countries covered.


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Green Talks : MIND THE GAP… Measuring the carbon pricing shortfall


OECD Environment Director Simon Upton and Kurt van Dender, environmental tax policy expert from the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, will discuss how countries use taxes and emissions trading systems to price carbon, as well as the “carbon pricing gap,” which measures the extent to which policies fall short of pricing emissions at the low-end estimate of the true cost of carbon.


For further information on the report, or to arrange advance interviews with OECD experts, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of Effective Carbon Rates - Pricing CO2 through Taxes and Emissions Trading Systems, by e-mail and under embargo, the Friday before release.


The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to


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