E-Course on Carbon Taxation

E-Course on Carbon Taxation

Do carbon taxes really work? How do they compare to emissions trading, subsidies, or performance standards? What level should the price be set at? And is it possible to achieve real reductions in emissions without harming the economy or scoiety’s most vulnerable? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in detail in the E-Course on Carbon Taxation.

Developed by Climate Focus in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute, and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs for the World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness, this first-of-its-kind interactive online course offers an excellent starting point for those who want to learn about how carbon taxes work and how to design them.

The five modules take the learner from choosing between carbon taxes and other instruments through understanding how to prepare for and design taxes that are suited to each country’s specific needs and context, how to avoid unwanted effects, and how to decide how to use the revenues. Participants that complete the course can expect to finish with a solid grounding in the theory of carbon taxes and a range of practical tools for putting this theory into practice.

The e-course is free of charge and open to all interested participants – no pre-existing knowledge is required. It is a self-paced course and can be taken any time between 3 March and 6 April 2020. Enrol now through this page!