The Future of Carbon Pricing: Policy in Action

A review of trends and trajectories in carbon pricing around the world in 2022—and beyond


March 10, 2022


10:00–11:00 a.m. ET

Event Series

RFF Live

Event Details

2021 was an eventful year for carbon pricing around the world. In Europe, the price of allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System continued to set records throughout 2021. At the federal level in the United States, a group of senators pushed, but ultimately failed, to get carbon pricing into a senate reconciliation bill. And at the state level, some states—like Washington, which officially passed a cap-and-trade program—made progress, while other efforts stalled out.

Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted an RFF Live event on Thursday, March 10, reviewing the trends and trajectories in carbon pricing. In this year’s RFF live event, “The Future of Carbon Pricing: Policy in Action,” a panel of experts examined the state of carbon pricing around the world in 2022 and the prospect for future development and implementation of carbon pricing policies.


  • Valentina Bosetti, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment
  • Pam Kiely, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Joseph Majkut, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Marc Hafstead, Resources for the Future (Moderator)

Event Video

Additional Resources

World Carbon Pricing Dashboard

This event featured a brief presentation on the forthcoming interactive data tool that will visualize the coverage of carbon pricing mechanisms around the world. Below are the working paper and accompanying technical notes that present data and methodology used to construct this database. To stay up to date on RFF's work on carbon pricing and the launch of the World Carbon Pricing Dashboard, please subscribe to our Carbon Pricing Initiative newsletter.


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