Carbon pricing is commonly referred to not only as a critical issue, but as the key solution to climate change. But carbon pricing is tricky. There are numerous ways carbon can be priced and numerous levels of potential pricing. Different constituency groups have different ideas about the “how” and the “what” of carbon pricing, and the devil is usually in the details of how a carbon pricing program is designed and implemented.
The Carbon Pricing Dashboard is not intended to provide “the” answer to the complicated questions that come up in the carbon pricing context. It can, however, help users explore the issues being discussed. This Carbon Pricing Dashboard groups information around four headings:
- Issues to Consider: track the most important considerations in designing and evaluating carbon pricing systems.
- News Stories: sort through the noise, and track the most relevant and up-to-date news coverage of carbon pricing.
- Reports: track the most important ongoing work on carbon pricing, and quickly gain an understanding of the key arguments and conclusions.
- Web Resources: Particularly interesting places where you can explore carbon pricing.
The Sample Carbon Pricing Dashboard shown below illustrates the structure and content of the full Dashboard. The thumbnail graphics pop up if you hover over them. You can click on individual News Stories or Reports to access URLs or PDFs in the Notes field. To back up to a prior view at any time, click on the “breadcrumb trail” at the bottom, or simply backspace in your browser. To return to the original spotlight view at any time, click here at any time.
The Subscription Carbon Pricing Dashboard is available at a nominal cost and is updated with new analysis and relevant materials as they become available. For more information or to subscribe to the Carbon Pricing Dashboard, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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