Time of the Essence for Connecting Schemes to Reduce Emissions

A post by Justin Macinante (Edinburgh Law School) Tradable permit schemes, such as for emissions trading, have been an innovative addition to climate change policymakers’ repertoire. Yet, to date, emissions trading schemes (ETSs) have failed to live up to their Read More …

Triggering a Climate Alliance with a nuanced effort sharing

A post by Michele Stua (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa) The German Government has recently launched an ambitious proposal for international climate change governance. A first document by the German Ministry of Finance (August 2021) suggested “an Alliance for climate, Read More …

Stopping Russian fossil fuel imports will help the green transition

A post by Ingmar Schumacher, Edward B. Barbier, Simone Borghesi, Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Timo Goeschl, Maria L. Loureiro, David Maddison, Linus Mattauch, Agustin Perez-Barahona, Karen Pittel, Armon Rezai, Katheline Schubert, Thomas Sterner, Rick van der Ploeg and Cees Withagen* The Russian Read More …

EU ETS: the ambition of the Fit for 55 Package and the MSR’s invalidation rule support current allowance prices

A post by Kenneth Bruninx (University of Leuven) and Marten Ovaere (Ghent University) The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is a key policy instrument to support the cost-efficient transition to a carbon-neutral society. It puts a binding, annually Read More …

Sustainable Investment between the European Green Deal and the Energy Charter Treaty: in Search of a Balance

A post by Ottavio Quirico (Australian National University, University of New England and European University Institute) Investment is essential to the implementation of the green economic transition outlined in the European Green Deal, in line with the Paris Agreement. However, Read More …