MPFD Policy Brief No. 108: Carbon pricing options - to tax or trade?

MPFD Policy Brief No. 108: Carbon pricing options - to tax or trade?

Date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

As argued in Economic and Social Survey 2020, carbon pricing is an integral part of climate action. However, while there is growing momentum, it remains a relatively new concept especially in developing countries. This policy brief compares carbon taxes and emission trading system, the two most common forms of explicit carbon pricing. It also highlights the key elements to consider in establishing them.

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