Development of a Carbon Pricing Training

In order to achieve the climate targets laid down in the Paris Agreement, domestic carbon pricing approaches are becoming more and more important, as they have been proven an effective and cost-efficient instrument to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the economy. At the international level, market mechanisms offer respective opportunities for collaboration among Parties to the Paris Agreement. However, effective design and implementation of carbon pricing faces added challenges in emerging economies and developing countries, including a lack of expertise of the possible role of carbon pricing in the achievement of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) or in institutional capacities.

To fill this gap, adelphi developed and conceptualised a comprehensive Carbon Pricing Training for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The objective of the Carbon Pricing Training is to provide participants from ministries and subordinate government agencies of developing and emerging countries with a comprehensive introduction to the topic of carbon pricing and carbon markets in the context of NDC implementation, taking into account domestic carbon pricing instruments such as carbon taxes and emissions trading systems (ETS) as well as international approaches such as Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Within this project adelphi compiled several training materials for the Carbon Pricing Training. These included a comprehensive, large set of input presentations and interactive training elements on a variety of carbon pricing topics, an evaluation and needs assessment survey for participants, and a Trainer Manual that offers guidance for trainers on how they can disseminate the training, providing detailed information on the training topics and didactical and methodological hints.

After developing the training materials and in order to apply them to a real world setting, adelphi organised and conducted a virtual two-day pilot training for relevant ministry employees and employees of subordinate government agencies from Algeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.