eC2: State and Trends of Carbon Pricing Report 2019

Deadline: 28-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

(i)S&T19: The 2019 report will focus on providing an updated overview of existing and indexemerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world including national, sub-national and corporate activities, emissions trading systems, carbon taxes, and crediting mechanisms Building on the efforts made in 2018, it will include a discussion on the carbon pricing trends. It will also address the feedback received last year and focus on developing clearer lessons learned from the various carbon pricing initiatives and from various publications (including WBG ones), improved infographics featuring key facts and numbers. In addition, it will feature a section on the various ways to price carbon, including through implicit and negative carbon pricing policies. Finally, the report will continue to complete the online dashboard that was launched in 2017, and which allows for direct access to this data and more regular updates. This report is expected to have approximately about 50 pages.

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eC2: Design of a National Registry System to Support Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Sri Lanka

Deadline: 29-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

A carbon registry is required to perform two basic functions (i) determine the quantity of index carbon units held by account holders and (ii) enable the exchange of carbon units between account holders. with the support from the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), the Government of Sri Lanka aims to design a national registry system for recording project or mitigation action details, registration and approval, reporting of monitoring data, and the transactional features of carbon units. The registry is an essential tool through which the success of the mechanism will be measured and improved. It will be used for all reporting, collecting, and checking purposes, storing compliance data and identifying any cases of enforcement. It will also track the emissions and trading activity for registered users over the life of a particular scheme.

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eC2: ANALYSIS OF CARBON TAX OPTIONS AND CARBON TAX INTERACTION

Deadline: 05-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Among carbon pricing policy considerations for Ukraine is the application of a carbon tax to complement the ETS, either through the development of a new taxation system or by improving the existing one with or without changing its current sectoral coverage. In order to assess the impact of carbon tax as a pricing mechanism on the Ukrainian economy, a macroeconomic model will be developed. The study should take into consideration the interaction between carbon taxation and ETS and be coordinated with ongoing technical work in Ukraine with respect to developing an installation-level GHG emissions monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system (also supported by the PMR project).

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eC2: Impact of carbon pricing instruments on national economy and contribution to NDC

Deadline:  31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

The Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) is a forum for collective innovation and a solar-energyfund to support countries to prepare and implement climate change policies in order to scale-up mitigation efforts. The PMR consists of 13 Contributing Participants, who provide financial support to the PMR Trust Fund and share their carbon pricing experience, and 19 Implementing Country Participants, who receive funding and technical support. In Thailand, the PMR supports the design of an Energy Performance Certificate scheme and prepares infrastructure such as a database and MRV system. PMR activities also include a study on the legal framework for an ETS and preparation of the Low Carbon City Program and Fund.

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eC2: Communicating Carbon Pricing

Deadline: 18-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Developing and implementing carbon pricing is anything but easy. Very often, it can turnlight-bulb-297489_640 out to be not only technically challenging, but also politically risky. As the benefits of carbon pricing policies are not always self-evident, a strategic communication plan for awareness raising and risk management both within the government, among businesses and for the general public can be critical to ensure the successful adoption and implementation of such policies.

Such a communication plan can include how to best communicate the evidence in support of a specific policy and how to customize the case for carbon pricing to different target audiences. The way a government communicates its policy choice can influence if not determine its success. Several countries and sub-national jurisdictions have ample experience with this. These lessons are important to share, particularly as a growing number of jurisdictions look at carbon pricing as a tool to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The same is true for businesses which have expressed explicit support for carbon pricing in their jurisdiction.

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eC2:Carbon Pricing Simulation Tool Phase 1 (PMR Policy Analysis Work Program)

Deadline: 21-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)carbon pricing

The objective is to develop Carbon Pricing Simulation Tool (CPST) to support policy makers in modeling GHG emissions and economic impacts of carbon pricing instruments (such as carbon taxes, emission trading schemes, and carbon markets), as part of NDCs and against the backdrop of international climate policy scenarios. The CPST will help analyze the role of carbon pricing alongside other actions.

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Number of Carbon Pricing Initiatives Nearly Doubled over Past Five Years, says New Report

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BARCELONA, May 23, 2017 – The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled over the past five years, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2017, a new publication released at the Innovate4Climate Summit today.

Since 2016, eight new carbon pricing initiatives have been put in place – three at a national level and five at a subnational level.

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Newsletter December 2016: Gearing towards Dutch Success

Yesterday the fourth edition of the 2016 newsletter of NL4WorldBank was published.newsletter-dec-2016
In this edition the focus is on the success of SCOPEinsight, a long term partner of IFC. You can also find new presentations of the World Bank on the New Procurement Framework, GAFSP and IFCs vision on Climate Smart Agriculture, as well as the MoU signed by the government of Curacao, the new Doing Business report and a report on Carbon Pricing, and a couple of important upcoming events! 
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Global Cooperation through Carbon Markets Could Cut Climate Mitigation Costs Dramatically: New World Bank Report

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HANOI, Vietnam, October 18—Greater cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 percent by 2030, according to a new World Bank report released today at an international carbon event in Vietnam.

New modelling analysis undertaken for the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016 report shows that increased international carbon trading could enable large-scale emissions reductions at much lower cost than at present, based on the carbon mitigation goals spelled out in countries’ national climate plans under the Paris Agreement — the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs.  By the middle of the century, an international market has the potential to reduce global mitigation costs by more than 50 percent.

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Ecofys: Connecting the dots on climate change

Last year, governments raised about US$26 billion charging for carbon emissions – a figure ecofys2taken from “Carbon Pricing Watch 2016” jointly prepared by the World Bank Group and Ecofys.  Ecofys is proud to be able to support  the World Bank Groups key ambition to bring down global emissions and drive investment into cleaner options.

The past four years Ecofys has assisted the World Bank in writing the annual report State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. The report is the authoritative reference point for carbon pricing information and provides data and insights of the work of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Recognized by the international community, the State and Trends report provides insights used for the climate negotiations and, in turn, reports on their progress. The 2016 edition will focus on the alignment of carbon pricing with other climate policies. While a future outlook was released in May, the full 2016 report will be published later this year.

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