6. Forum Climate Economics

Carbon pricing – From theory to practice

18 Nov 2019

The current resolution of the Climate Cabinet of the Federal Government reveals first tangible measures to achieve the climate targets for 2030. However, it is still a long way to go before the Climate Protection Act can be passed by the end of the year. Therefore, the debate about the concrete design of the climate measures will continue.

In the long-run, CO2 pricing will be introduced through an emission trading system. Nevertheless, the planned entry-level price of 10€ is still controversially discussed. The discussion about the concrete design also leads to new questions such as:  How would a separate emissions trading system affect competitiveness? How should the redistribution of the revenue from a CO2 tax be organized to be socially just? What other supporting measures for climate protection are necessary in addition to CO2 pricing? How can German emissions trading be brought into line with the European emissions trading system and other measures of the European Commission?

We invite you to discuss these and other questions at the 6th Forum of the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change. Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer will give the keynote speech and members of the Environment Committee of the German Bundestag were invited for a subsequent discussion. Specific aspects of the climate protection programme will be discussed in four breakout groups. The event will be moderated by Carolin Roth.

Participation is only possible by personal invitation. If you are interested, please contact Klimaforum@ifw-kiel.de. For more information, please click here.