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WBG   |  
Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action - Policy Summary for Finance Ministers

This brochure summarizes the policy recommendations of a World Bank upcoming publication: Fiscal Policies for Development and Climate Action. The report is a call to action for Finance Ministers. It highlights the fundamental role that fiscal instruments can play as a cost-efficient way to reduce climate emissions and enhance development.  It calls for environmental taxes and the elimination of fossil fuels subsidies to ensure that energy prices reflect all externalities.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
WBG   |  
St. Lucia: Climate Change Policy Assessment

St. Lucia has been a leader among vulnerable Caribbean states in prioritizing a response to climate change, both nationally and in international fora. Its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) outlines a balanced mitigation strategy backed by costed investment plans, and a qualitative adaptation strategy with identified priority sectors. This paper takes stock of St. Lucia’s plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of their macroeconomic implications.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Public Financial Management

Ecofys, WBG   |  
States and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018

The State and Trends of Carbon Pricing series reflects on the growing momentum for carbon pricing worldwide. It targets the wide audience of public and private stakeholders engaged in carbon pricing design and implementation. This report provides an up-to-date overview of existing and emerging carbon pricing instruments around the world, including national and subnational initiatives.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy

PMR   |  
Partnership for Market Readiness

Published in November 2017, the PMR technical note, Establishing Scaled-up Crediting Program Baselines under the Paris Agreement: Issues and Options, offers guidance and identifies options for developing baselines for scaled-up crediting programs under the Paris Agreement



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Climate Finance, Public Financial Management
GIZ, IMF, UNEP   |  
Green Fiscal Policy Network

The Green Fiscal Policy Network is a joint partnership between UN Environment (UNEP), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched in 2011. The Network aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and dialogue on green fiscal policy reforms.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy, Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Climate Change Fiscal Risk Assessments and Management, Climate Finance, Public Financial Management

IMF   |  
Energy Subsidy Reform

In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
CPLC   |  
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brings together leaders from government, private sector, academia, and civil society to expand the use of carbon pricing policies. Through the CPLC, partners have the opportunity to showcase government and private sector action, highlight the business and environmental case for carbon pricing, and work with their peers to move the discussion forward.  



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
Brochure on the PINE database
OECD   |  
Policy INstruments for the Environment (PINE) Database

Taxes, subsidies, and other economic instruments provide important market signals that can influence the behaviour of producers and consumers. Policy INstruments for the Environment is a unique database, gathering key quantitative and qualitative information on six types of policy instruments, in 80 countries – OECD members and many others.



Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy
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Carbon Pricing in Climate Policy: Seven Reasons, Complementary Instruments, And Political Economy Considerations. 

Carbon pricing is a recurrent theme in debates on climate policy. Discarded at the 2009 COP in Copenhagen, it remained part of deliberations for a climate agreement in subsequent years. As there is still much misunderstanding about the many reasons to implement a global carbon price, ideological resistance against it prospers. Here, we present the main arguments for carbon pricing, to stimulate a fair and well‐informed discussion about it. These include considerations that have received little attention so far.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy, Distribution, Competitiveness & Political Economy

Ecofys, WBG   |  
Carbon Pricing Dashboard

Launched in May 2017, the Carbon Pricing Dashboard is an interactive online platform that provides up-to-date information on existing and emerging carbon pricing initiatives around the world.

Category:  Fiscal Instruments for Climate Policy