Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is a tool for assigning an economic value to CO2, a key piece of information for effective action across all other steps of climate strategy.

The two main tools of regulated carbon pricing (compliance markets) are the emission trading system, or ETS, and carbon taxes. In the first case, the government sets a limit that establishes the maximum amount of emissions that can be emitted by installations covered by the regulated system. In the second case, however, the government sets a price that emitters must pay for each tonne of greenhouse gas emissions emitted.

Internal carbon pricing is when the long-term impacts of emissions and the price of carbon are integrated into companies’ assessment of the feasibility and profitability of projects, investments and business models. In fact, the inclusion of carbon pricing and climate change costs in the decision-making process helps companies invest and innovate in their supply chain, supporting the transition to net-zero while ensuring competitive advantages for their business and better brand positioning.

Why should you rely on Carbonsink?

Our experts use a research-based approach and the latest climate science, helping companies in the accurate definition of an internal carbon pricing. We then evaluate the different scenarios related to carbon pricing to support companies in managing risks and identifying business opportunities that facilitate the achievement of corporate climate objectives.

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