A carbon tax is a fee based on the carbon content of fuels. Because of the strict proportionality between fuels’ carbon content and their carbon dioxide emissions when burned, a carbon tax is effectively a tax on the carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.
Find out where carbon taxes have been enacted or proposed around the world, including in Canada, Ireland, Australia, Chile, Scandinavia, and Washington State.
China surged past the United States a decade ago to become the world’s #1 carbon emitter, but its emissions may be peaking and may soon fall.
Quick answers to 30 questions about carbon taxes, including how to make them fair and why they’re needed to prevent climate catastrophe.
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Read CTC’s open letter to Paris climate negotiators signed by 32 experts including Nobel laureates and former cabinet secretaries, calling for a global carbon price.