Global lessons for the UK in carbon taxes

This policy brief analyses global trends in carbon taxation and differences in tax design around the world to draw out lessons for the design of a possible new carbon tax for the UK, as the country plans how to meet its ambitious new net-zero emissions target and how it prices carbon after Brexit. read more »





Ruth Jihyung Joo

Ruth Jihyung Joo is a PhD student at Sustainability Research Institute, studying international linkage of emission trading schemes, the market-based policy instrument to reduce greenhouse gas. In her research she tries to evaluate functioning of the global carbon markets including EU and South Korea, and analyzes prospects for linkages. She previously worked as a researcher […]


Arturo Balderas Torres

Arturo has a multi-disciplinary background in environmental engineering, economics and governance. He is an European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow, in the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, developing the project “e-Lection: Evaluating the performance of local climate policies in Mexico (2009-2018)” from April 2017 to March […]





Linking permit markets multilaterally

A patchwork of emissions trading systems (ETSs) currently operate in several jurisdictions, including the EU, Switzerland, South Korea and several US states and Canadian provinces. China has also been experimenting with emissions trading in seven provinces and cities and is setting up a national system that will be much larger than the current largest system, […]