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Abstract One reason carbon prices are difficult to implement is that they might impose high costs on poor and vulnerable households. In response, studies often highlight that recycling revenues…

1 December 2022 | Discussion Paper |

Aligning development and climate goals means Africa’s energy systems will be based on clean energy technologies in the long term, but pathways to get there are uncertain and variable across countries…

31 October 2022 | Peer Reviewed |

Abstract Carbon taxes and fossil fuel subsidy reforms have been recognized as an efficient means to mobilize substantive domestic resources for sustainable development. Yet, despite their advantages…

3 May 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Nigeria

The climate targets agreed upon in the Paris Agreement will eventually need to be backed by ambitious climate policies. Putting a price on carbon and abolishing subsidies on fossil fuels is usually…

28 September 2021 | Peer Reviewed |

Abstract Understanding who would be affected in which way by carbon pricing is pivotal for effective and socially equitable policy design, addressing climate change, and reducing inequality. This…

28 September 2021 | Peer Reviewed |

2015 was a special year. During a few months the political stars aligned and made it possible for the international community to agree on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris…

4 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed | India, Colombia, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Central America, Global Hub

This paper develops a new perspective on stranded assets in climate policy using a partial equilibrium model of the energy sector. Political-economy related aspects are considered in the government's…

5 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed |

Energy subsidies cost Ecuador 7% of its public budget, or two thirds of the fiscal deficit. Removing these subsidies would yield local economic and environmental benefits and help implement climate…

5 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed |

Economic development in sub-Saharan Africa has increased carbon emissions and will continue to do so. However, changes in emissions in the past few decades and their underlying drivers are not well…

5 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed |

Different energy sources have different spillovers on economic development and industrialization. Pathways of economic development based on renewable energy sources might require additional policies…

5 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed |