State and Trends of Carbon Pricing

For over half a decade, World Bank has commissioned Ecofys to map and analyse the global development of carbon pricing initiatives. Ecofys presents this data in the annual “State and Trends of Carbon Pricing” reports – the authoritative reference point for carbon pricing information. The reports are complemented by the Carbon Pricing Dashboard: an online portal that provides an up-to-date overview of initiatives and allows users to navigate through carbon pricing initiatives with visuals and data. The 2018 report will be launched at the Innovate4Climate conference in May 2018. 

As in the previous editions, it will provide an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world, including national and subnational instruments. It will cover initiatives that put an explicit price on greenhouse gas emissions, such as emissions trading systems, carbon taxes, offset mechanisms, and results-based finance (RBF), but also corporate carbon pricing.

The previous reports were respectively launched at Carbon Expo in May 2013 and May 2014, the New York Climate week in September 2015, at the 15th Partnership for Market Readiness Assembly Meeting in October 2016, and just ahead of the UNFCCC COP23 in November 2017.