All pages with keywords: carbon tax

Seizing the moment in South Africa: overcoming climate policy governance challenges

Climate policy has taken a particular hit during a 10-year period of political corruption and uncertainty in South Africa but now the country has a chance to get back on track, say the authors of this commentary. read more »


What does the October 2018 Budget mean for UK carbon pricing in a no-deal Brexit?

a commentary by Josh Burke 30 October, 2018

To tax or to trade – that is the question. Following the October Budget, and as Brexit looms, Josh Burke assesses the policy landscape around carbon pricing in the UK. read more »


As South Africa’s carbon tax is delayed again what is the story so far?

a commentary by Patrick Curran 24 October, 2018

Patrick Curran reflects on a nine-year discussion about carbon pricing and carbon tax in South Africa as the country’s government postpones the tax’s implementation once again. read more »


Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes

a research article by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 1 August, 2018

Carbon taxes represent a cost‐effective way to steer the economy toward a greener future. In the real world, their application has however been limited. In this paper, we address … read more »



Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

This report investigates the extent to which current policies and institutional arrangements are fit for purpose for the new decarbonisation phase into which the EU is entering. It summarises the main findings from the Statkraft research programme. read more »


How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

How to make carbon taxes more acceptable

a policy publication by Stefano Carattini, Maria Carvalho, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

Taxing carbon is one of the best ways to incentivise the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions but is often faced with opposition. This report explores practical ways through which carbon taxes can be made more politically attractive. read more »


Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

Energy policy and the power sector in the long run

a working paper by Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser 26 September, 2017

This paper simulates the distributional consequences of alternative carbon emission reduction policies on power producers and finds that that a carbon tax outperforms all other instruments and does not reduce the profits of carbon-free generators. read more »


Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

Cars, carbon taxes and CO2 emissions

a working paper by Julius Andersson 21 March, 2017

Is a carbon tax effective in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby mitigating climate change? This paper is one of the first empirical analyses of this question and the … read more »


Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

Effectiveness, earmarking and labeling: testing the acceptability of carbon taxes with survey data

a research article by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini 1 January, 2017

This paper analyzes the drivers of carbon taxes acceptability with survey data and a randomized labeling treatment. Based on a sample of more than 300 individuals, it assesses the … read more »