The EU is picking up speed with climate protection regulations. For imports from abroad, a carbon tax will soon be introduced. But poorer countries could be unfairly disadvantaged by this. Tim Schauenberg discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. CO2 tax at Europe's border: Revolution or protectionism? Earlier this year, … Continue reading Will poorer countries be unfairly disadvantaged by EU climate protection regulations?
Alice Boldis and Christian Lütkehaus write on the Pinsent Mason website about recent developments in Germany that should increase the demand for more energy-efficient buildings. What are your views? New carbon price makes energy efficiency in the German building sector even more important Heating oil will soon become more expensive for consumers in Germany … Continue reading Efforts underway in Germany to increase the demand for energy-efficient buildings
The outgoing Secretary-General of the OECD Ángel Gurría said the coronavirus crisis must be dealt with as a matter of urgency, but that the biggest task after that would be tackling the world’s environmental emergencies. Fiona Harvey reports in The Guardian about the views of Mr. Gurría on the climate crisis. In a separate article … Continue reading Outgoing Secretary-General of OECD says action on environmental crises must be defining focus of wealthy countries after Covid
The BREXIT agreement was finalised on Christmas eve and it passed the UK Parliament on New Year’s Eve. The agreement foresees the EU and UK co-operating on carbon pricing with "serious" consideration on linking carbon pricing systems in a way that "preserves the integrity of these systems and provides for the possibility to increase their … Continue reading BREXIT agreement requires UK to have an “effective” system of carbon pricing as of 1 January 2021 GHG emissions from power & heat generation, industry and aviation
The accomplishments of carbon taxes over the last decade have been underwhelming. What if, instead of making fuel and other commodities and services more expensive, we used a financial incentive to make technologies that help reduce emissions – such as solar, wind and geothermal energy – more affordable? Sumedha Basu, PhD Candidate in Sustainability at … Continue reading A carbon reduction incentive could neutralise the current opposition to carbon taxes while reducing carbon-intensive activities in a much more targeted and fair way
The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the latest update on carbon pricing and markets compiled by Beate Antonich. Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: Preparing Mechanisms for Rising Demand Over the last month, we saw governments work on emission pricing schemes and climate laws at the international, national … Continue reading Latest update on carbon pricing and markets
The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on carbon pricing and markets compiled by Leila Mead. Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: Initiatives Promote Carbon Pricing Approaches in Southern and Eastern Africa Carbon pricing measures, which play a critical role in climate action, can both stimulate … Continue reading Latest carbon pricing and markets update
Brad Plumer raises many issues relating to the price of carbon in the US since it was lowered by the Trump Administration. He writes in the New York Times about the on-going debate in the US. Understandably, this has implications globally. Trump Put a Low Cost on Carbon Emissions. Here’s Why It Matters How … Continue reading Implications of Trump Administration’s lower social cost of carbon
We use many tools to address climate change and one of the most widely discussed is carbon pricing. Canada is still in the midst of fleshing out its climate change strategies (there is more than one since it is a federal system). Mia Rabson writes an article for The Canadian Press about what Canadians know … Continue reading Do you understand carbon pricing?