Calling for Business Perspectives – Survey on Carbon Pricing Revenues

Calling for Business Perspectives – Survey on Carbon Pricing Revenues


The Generation Foundation has teamed up with Ecofys in a research partnership, the Carbon Pricing Unlocked partnership (CPU), to tackle carbon pricing from new and diverse angles.

With this survey, the CPU team would like to get companies’ views on different approaches to use revenues generated by carbon pricing mechanisms, i.e. carbon taxes and Emissions Trading Systems (ETS). As with any policy based instrument, acceptance and support by entities covered by the policy is critical for the success and sustainability of the policy. The appropriate use of revenues from carbon taxes and Emission Trading Systems (ETS) that would be supported by covered entities and result in increased emission reductions could help to greatly increase global ambition on climate action.

Therefore, the CPU team is seeking to identify the relationship between how revenues from carbon pricing mechanisms are used and the acceptability of different revenue recycling approaches to covered entities in one of the work streams of the partnership.  They would like to test their conclusions and considerations on the impacts of various revenues recycling approaches established through the literature and case studies through a wide reaching online survey. The results of this survey will help them understand how businesses see climate policy and carbon revenue use impacts. They are also interested in identifying preferences for carbon revenue use in different economic contexts. Their findings will be published in a report at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November 2017.

You will need approximately 10-15 min to complete the survey.

The survey is available here until 15 September 2017:

Find out more about the Carbon Pricing Unlocked Partnership, the Generation Foundation and Ecofys.