Tag Archive for 'carbon pricing'

OECD report finds carbon taxes and emission trading least costly option to reduce CO2 emissions

November 9th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to a new OECD study, carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change. Effective Carbon Prices shows that taxes and trading systems are preferable to other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, subsidies and other […]

Long-term benefit to incentivising clean energy investments

September 27th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Industrialized countries can profit from taking early action for climate change mitigation even if the rest of the world delays greenhouse gas emission cuts. With the 2°Celsius target of limiting global warming, it pays in the long term to incentivise investments into clean energy instead of fossil fuels by adopting ambitious emission reductions. This is […]