Global carbon pricing revenues top a record $100 billion

May 21, 2024 | The World Bank

The World Bank’s latest "State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2024" report reveals that global carbon pricing revenues soared to a record $104 billion in 2023. With 75 carbon pricing instruments operational worldwide, over half of this revenue was allocated to funding climate and nature programs. Despite covering 24% of global emissions, up from 7% two decades ago, carbon pricing remains insufficient to meet Paris Agreement goals. The report highlights progress in middle-income countries like Brazil, India, and Turkey, expanding carbon pricing into sectors like aviation and shipping. However, it emphasizes the urgent need for broader and higher carbon pricing to effectively curb emissions and bridge the gap between climate commitments and policy implementation globally.