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Introduction to Carbon Pricing


A reading by the World Bank Group that introduces what is carbon pricing and discusses the link between carbon pricing and climate change policies.

The reading includes sections on

  1. Main types of carbon pricing
  2. International carbon pricing
  3. Regional, national and subnational carbon pricing
  4. Internal carbon pricing
  5. How to do carbon pricing right

Students will learn about carbon pricing and economic policy, decarbonisation, clean technology and market innovation. They will also learn about how carbon pricing can influence economic development and growth and inform climate change policies. Students will further learn about the types of carbon pricing that governments and businesses refer to in order to make well informed economic decisions.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is carbon pricing?
  2. How is carbon pricing used as an instrument for climate change policies?
About Tool
Tool Name What is Carbon Pricing?
Discipline Economics 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Environmental Economics, Carbon Pricing, Carbon Tax, Economic Growth, Climate Change Policies, Decarbonisation 
Climate Topic Policy, Politics, and Environmental Governance, Climate Economics
Type of tool Reading 
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by The World Bank
Hosted at The World Bank
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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