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The Global State and Trends in Carbon Pricing from the World Bank Group

This World Bank report provides an up-to-date (Oct 2016) global overview of current corporate carbon pricing and the national and subnational existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives.

  • 100 parties, having 58% of GHG emissions are planning or considering using carbon pricing initiatives;
  • 40 countries and 20 subnational jurisdictions already price carbon;
  • Article 6 of the Paris Agreement provides for the recognition of cooperative carbon pricing approaches;
  • New platforms building momentum include the New Zealand-led Ministerial Declaration on Carbon Pricing ( and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (
  • A focus is on the importance of aligning carbon pricing with the broader policy landscape;
  • It includes a modelling based analysis that demonstrates the benefits that an international carbon market could provide in achieving Paris climate stabilisation goals under Article 6.


2 - Existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives from around the world

3 - Aligning carbon pricing with the broader policy landscape

4 - Building an international carbon market after Paris

World Bank, Ecofys and Vivid Economics. 2016. State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016 (October), by World Bank, Washington, DC.
Doi: 10.1596/978-1-4648-1001-5 License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO






























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