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A Fair EU ETS Revision

Removing favouritism and discrimination from the EU’s carbon market

‘A key issue yet to be resolved is the amount of free allowances the different industrial sectors will receive in the next trading period.’

Policy Brief here


Policy Brief: A Clean Fit: The role of the EU ETS in the energy policy landscape

While the ETS is a necessary instrument to decarbonise the power and industry sectors in Europe, experience shows that alone it is not sufficient. For a realistic chance to transition to a net-zero economy, a package of policies beyond
and in addition to the ETS is required…

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Policy Brief: Good-Bye Kyoto: Transitioning away from offsetting after 2020

This briefing explains the differences in the contexts of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, the differences between the CDM and the SDM, the lessons of the CDM experience for the SDM, and recommends steps to transition from the CDM to the SDM.

Read full briefing here

Policy Brief: Building blocks for a robust Sustainable Development Mechanism

This briefing explains the contribution of aviation to climate action, analyses the Commission’s proposal and provides recommendations for improvement.

You can find the briefing here



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