Emissions Trading Worldwide: Status Report 2020

While global attention is focused on efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, climate change will remain a defining long-term challenge that requires policies to create sustainable economies. ICAP’s “Emissions Trading Worldwide: Status Report 2020” finds that ETSs have continued to grow in their global coverage and ambition as a key policy lever on the road to climate neutrality. In 2019 many governments began the push for net-zero emissions with national targets and new policy strategies. The ICAP Status Report 2020 looks back at developments in all ETSs across the world over this critical year, including key figures, infographics, and detailed factsheets on all systems globally. In addition, a series of articles from policymakers and carbon market experts explores the role of carbon pricing in achieving net-zero emissions and the broader set of policies that will be needed in conjunction with it.