This self-paced e-learning course provides an overview of the theory and practice of Emissions Trading Systems. It aims to inform policy planners and climate change practitioners on the rationale behind emissions trading, how emissions trading schemes work, their key design elements, and the key roles and decisions affecting emissions-trading governance. This course provides practical knowledge and skills to: appreciate the rationale for using market-based instruments in the context of GHG mitigation; understand the key principles and design elements for emissions trading schemes; discuss critically the important trade-offs inherent in ETS design and governance; and learn from design and implementation experiences of existing emissions trading schemes around the world.
Note: The training is also offered as a facilitated course twice annually with e-Certificates issued upon successful completion. The facilitated version features guidance of an expert facilitator to lead participants through lessons and moderate the ‘peer discussion forum’ where participants interact to share knowledge. Please visit the World Bank’s Open Learning Campus for more information.