Recycling EU ETS carbon revenues for further emissions reductions
By Manasvini VAIDYULA, Research Fellow, I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics
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.
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