Check out the 2023 ICAP Status Report with the latest developments in emissions trading around the world.
The report includes:
🔹 comprehensive snapshot of the latest ETS developments
🔹 up-to-date factsheets on all systems
🔹 infographics that visualize the systems' characteristics
🔹 in-depth articles from policymakers and carbon market experts
Emissions Trading and Carbon Capture and Storage: Mapping possible interactions, technical considerations, and existing provisions
This report explores how CCS is treated in different ETSs around the world; if and how ETSs could play a role in incentivizing the development and deployment of CCS applications; and the challenges and opportunities in developing the required regulation in this context.
As market-based instruments, emissions trading systems are inherently flexible, as entities can decide to reduce their own emissions or buy emissions allowances from the market. Carbon offsets (or simply ‘offsets’) are a tool to further increase flexibility in reaching climate targets under ETSs, as they offer sectoral and geographical flexibility for jurisdictions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions outside of the scope of their ETS. This report...
Benchmarking can protect against carbon leakage while setting incentives to reduce emissions, but their design entails complex trade-offs. This paper explores benchmark-based industrial allocation design and experiences, using insights from existing ETSs, and their implications for abatement and low-carbon investment incentives.
ICAP and the World Bank jointly published a paper on the governance of emissions trading systems.
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A review of current efforts to address carbon leakage, assess the risk of carbon leakage, and policies to strengthen decarbonization efforts in light of ongoing leakage vulnerability and the push to achieve net-zero emissions.
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The ICAP Status Report 2020 presents developments in emissions trading around the world.
The report includes:
- Factsheets on each system in operation, under development and under consideration
- Insights from international emissions trading expert
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This paper explores different market stability mechanisms (MSMs) used in ETSs around the world to balance policy predictability with the need for flexibility to respond to changing circumstances or unexpected shocks.