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Carbon Pricing Database

ACRIS defines carbon interventions as government-generated fiscal interventions, which are explicitly targeted at reducing the carbon footprint in a defined region and industry. 

Interventions covered in the global online Carbon Pricing database are: 

  • Emission Trading Systems: Market mechanisms for the definition, allocation, and exchange of carbon emission rights, and
  • Carbon Taxes: Levies imposed on carbon emitting activities to disincentivize carbon emissions.

Global Carbon Emissions

The Global Emissions Database includes reported annual emissions data from almost every country since 1990. Where available, the database includes emissions-level information that dates back to the 1860s. This database provides total GHG emissions (CO2eq) by country and carbon-intensive sector and allows analysts to track country-level emissions data over time for comparison with country-level Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets (in the sister database) to map decarbonization needs, plans and targets. These data are referenced from the World Bank, Our World in Data and the Global Carbon Project. Data related to 2020 and 2021 are heavily influenced by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nationally Determined Contributions Database

Countries committed to the Paris Agreement must produce a plan of action to reduce emissions, known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs. An NDC comprises unconditional and conditional targets. Countries agree to meet unconditional targets without external financial support. Conditional targets are suggested target to be met if financial support is provided.