External Reports

We often collaborate with outside organizations to carry out research, analyze policy and provide guidance/recommendations as to how policy could be improved. A compendium list of related reports is listed below.

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Facilitating Linkage of Heterogeneous Regional,National, and Sub-National Climate Policies Through a Future International Agreement Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, November 2014

With the support of—and in collaboration with — The International Emissions Trading Association

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Annual Report on Shenzhen Emissions Trading Scheme First-Year Operations

A Comprehensive Analysis of Shenzhen's Cap-and-Trade Program - Year one, 2013-2014 - by the China Emissions Exchange

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World Bank's State & Trends Report Charts Global Growth of Carbon Pricing, May 28, 2014


- Globally, 39 national and 23 sub-national jurisdictions have implemented or are scheduled to implement carbon pricing instruments, including emissions  trading systems and taxes.

- The world’s emissions trading schemes are valued at about $30 billion, with China now housing the world's second largest carbon market, covering the equivalent of 1,115 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

- The World Bank Group and others are encouraging countries, sub-national jurisdictions, and companies to join a growing coalition of first movers supporting carbon pricing.

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State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2012

May 30, 2012

2012 State & Trends

The World Bank released its annual State & Trends of the Carbon Market at Carbon Expo in Cologne, Germany.

The 2012 report describes a carbon market that grew in total value by 11% in 2011, to $176 billion, and where transaction volumes reached a new high of 10.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). 

However, as expected, the market for primary CDM has dropped to its lowest level since 2004. This is linked to declining demand of offsets due to economic turbulence, a growing long-term oversupply of carbon offsets in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and plummeting prices. While the near-term outlook for the carbon market remains gloomy, the light on the horizon is the development of new domestic and regional market mechanisms such as those passed in Australia, California, Quebec, Mexico and South Korea...

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