There is much conversation about the "price of carbon." We thought it useful to list the varied prices that exist in the many markets around the world.

Environmental commodities (emission credits, carbon credits and renewable energy credits) are some of the most esoteric commodities traded on markets. Price discovery and liquidity is a luxury often not afforded to these markets, so pricing, buying and selling these commodities can often be difficult and confusing. It is for this reason that clients occasionally ask Dentons to provide pricing evaluations of these markets. Most recently, the implementation of the California and the China carbon markets has increased the interest in prices for environmental commodities across the board. The following is a snapshot of some key indexes currently trading in the markets.

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