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Putting a Price on Carbon Laura Clark, Investment Analyst

The concept of carbon pricing has been around for some time. However, as climate concerns have moved steadily up the political agenda in recent years, calls to put a price on carbon and charge polluters for emissions have intensified.

CARBON PRICING TODAY

Source: World Bank – Carbon Pricing Dashboard 2020
Top emitting countries by global share (%)

Source: European Commission JRC Science for Policy Report, Fossil CO2 emissions of all world countries 2020. 

Companies’ Objectives for Implementing an Internal Carbon Price

Source: State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. World Bank Group, May 2020

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Laura Clark
Investment Analyst

Laura is an investment analyst at Walter Scott. She joined the firm in 2017 having taken part in the investment intern programme in 2016. Prior to this, Laura completed internships at Murray Asset Management and Energy Saving Trust. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Bristol.

  1. State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. World Bank Group, May 2020
  2. State and Trends of Carbon Pricing. World Bank Group, May 2020

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