IETA: Industry expects carbon prices to rise on back of pandemic recovery

Annual survey of International Emissions Trading Association highlights growing optimism for carbon markets worldwide in 2020s

Companies involved in carbon trading systems around the world are increasingly confident CO2 prices will rise over the coming decade in response to ever more ambitious climate policy regimes, with the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic in particular expected to provide a significant boost to cap and trade markets.

That is the headline finding from the International Emissions Trading Association’s (IETA) latest annual member survey, which collected responses from 158 companies from a broad range of locations, traders, and CO2 emitting industries, with multiple responses from within some firms.

Released today in partnership with PwC, the survey results show members broadly expect to see higher carbon prices in every emissions trading system (ETS) currently in operation worldwide between 2025 and 2030, including major

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