Pricing carbon constitutes a (cost)-effective mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ought to be a central piece of jurisdictions’ climate change mitigation strategies.

The lack of data consistent across jurisdictions and time has for long hindered the empirical assessment of institutional developments pertaining to these mechanisms. Based on sector-fuel level emissions data from the International Energy Agency and collected institutional (sector-fuel level price and coverage) information, we calculate an average jurisdiction-level carbon price for 138 national jurisdictions, the 50 US States and 13 Canadian Provinces and Territories. In addition, we also calculate the average World price of carbon.

The dataset underlying the calculations is available on GitHub at:

Carbon Pricing Database by Geoffroy Dolphin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.