This workshop is part of a project - funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office - to develop guidance for countries considering the introduction of carbon pricing (either emissions trading systems or carbon taxes) to curb their energy-related CO2 emissions. An important part of this process is how these carbon pricing policies fit with other energy policies that also reduce CO2, such as policies to support low-carbon technologies and energy efficiency programmes. Identifying areas of policy overlap, duplication and synergies, and understanding how to manage policy interactions, can improve a country’s climate and energy policy package. The country will benefit from an effective and least-cost low-carbon development path and more energy-secure future.
The workshop explored countries’ experiences in the introduction of carbon pricing – both emissions trading systems and carbon taxes – and how these carbon pricing policies have interacted with other energy policies. The diverse range of country experiences will provide a rich set of lessons, from which we hope to draw general conclusions. It builds on a report released by the IEA in 2011 titled Summing up the parts - Combining policy instruments for least-cost climate mitigation strategies.
Japan's carbon tax and energy policies [Shinichi Kihara]
Netherlands view on managing policy combinations [Presentation paris 18 maart]
Three reports were produced as a result of this workshop and related meetings in Chile and South Africa:
- An IEA Insights guidance document for policymakers: Managing Interactions between carbon pricing and existing energy policies
- Integrating Carbon Pricing with Existing Energy Policies: Issues for Chile (Chile Policy Integration)
- Integrating Carbon Pricing with Existing Energy Policies: Issues for South Africa (South Africa Policy Integration)