Publications Carbon pricing


30 November 2015 - Special issues - By : Sylvain CAIL (ENERDATA) / Kimon KERAMIDAS (ENERDATA)

This Publication is an extract from the Coordination of EU Policies on Energy and CO2 (COPEC) report, produced jointly by I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics and Enerdata, and in collaboration with IFPen. The report provides new, factual, independent and quantified analysis on EU ETS operationality by 2030, to examine the necessary conditions to improve its environmental and economic effectiveness.

COPEC Chapter 5 on the EU ETS and low-carbon funding mechanisms;

– Identifies challenges to transitioning to a low-carbon economy on an EU level, the importance of finance to achieve this transition, and some
funding mechanisms that can help facilitate this shift, that are derived from the EU ETS
– Examines the usage of ETS revenues accrued by Member States, particularly which sectors benefit from the revenues allocated and pinpoints some lessons that can be learned from Member States’
– Focuses on the experiences of ETS revenue spending models in
North America (California, RGGI and Québec) and leverages some of their best practices to provide recommendations that could improve the potential of Member States’ EU ETS revenues as a financing mechanism to support the low-carbon transition

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  • 09/21/2022
    Global carbon accounts in 2022

    Carbon revenues were nearly USD 100 billion in 2021. This represents a more than 80% increase year-on-year (USD 53.1 billion in 2020, USD 97.7 billion in 2021). This increase is largely driven by the rise in allowance prices on the European carbon market, which exceeded the symbolic threshold of EUR 100/tCO2 for the first time in the summer of 2022.

  • 10/21/2021
    Global Carbon Accounts in 2021

    Explicit carbon pricing systems – a tax or a carbon market – continue to develop around the world. In the 2021 edition of its Global Carbon Accounts, I4CE presents the main trends and provides an overview of these public policies …

  • 05/15/2020 Op-ed
    Op-ed I The European carbon market put to the test by Covid

    The current economic crisis has caused a drop in the price on the European carbon market (or EU ETS for European Union Emissions Trading System) and will contribute to the increase in the surplus of allowances. This highlights how necessary it is to reform the mechanism for managing this surplus or even to implement a floor price. However, for Charlotte Vailles from I4CE and Nicolas Berghmans from IDDRI, this crisis should lead us to consider the EU ETS no longer as the “cornerstone” of decarbonisation in Europe, but as a safety net.

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