Carbon Pricing to Accelerate the Diffusion of Low Carbon Technology in China (IGES)

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This policy brief by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) suggests that carbon pricing can accelerate the diffusion of low-carbon technology in China, based on the results of empirical studies conducted by Kansai Research Centre of IGES focusing on China’s most energy intensive industries. It finds that even a moderate carbon price could bring about much earlier diffusion of many low-carbon technologies. Furthermore, a moderate carbon price would not significantly reduce the profits of Chinese companies, and it should be acceptable to them. The policy brief is available to download on the IGES website.