World Bank’s Carbon Tax Guide
Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute partnered with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Climate Focus (prime contractor) to develop a guidebook for policymakers interested in developing carbon taxes. The handbook includes the most comprehensive set of carbon tax case studies to date for 17 jurisdictions that have implemented carbon taxes. GTSI Managing Principal Stephanie Hayes Richards led the development of the carbon tax case studies, incorporating substantial input and feedback from in-country experts. Principal Associate Kenneth Richards led the development of the economic portions of the guide and represented the team at the conference “Carbon Pricing: Sustaining the Momentum after COP21” in Zurich, Switzerland and at the 16th Meeting of the Partnership Assembly (PA16) in New Delhi, India. In addition, Dr. Richards led a May 2017 Webinar on the Carbon Tax guidebook for World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness members and was enlisted to help create an eLearning module for the World Bank and the United Nations, advising on the best methods for conveying the economics and policy implications of the material. The project team is continuing to work with the World Bank and United Nations Institute for Training and Research to develop an e-Course on Carbon Taxation.