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So how does Australia fit into the global scheme of things?

Here is a quick run down courtesy of SBS of the countries that have in some way implemented regulations on carbon emissions.

Nationwide Carbon Taxes are most popular in European nations with the majority opting for a Carbon Tax instead of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS):

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • the UK
  • New Zealand (ETS)
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa
  • India

Most other countries do not have nationwide regulations in place however are based upon differing states or provinces. These countries have opted for an ETS instead of a Carbon Tax:

  • United States (state-based)
  • Canada (province-based)
  • Japan (city-based)