Bericht , News of 15 December 2016

Open Letter on making EU ETS price effective for climate friendly materials

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29 European economists address an open letter | PDF, 127.06 KB to European lawmakers emphasizing the importance of designing the European Emission Trading Scheme such that the carbon price will be reflected in basic materials.

 The production of basic materials like steel, cement, and aluminum accounts for a significant share of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions (16%). For Europe to achieve its Paris climate objectives, large scale emission reductions are necessary. Innovation and investments in climate-friendly material production and use can facilitate such emission reductions. This requires not only a strong EU ETS price signal, but the EU ETS price also needs to be reflected in materials prices.

Open Letter on making EU ETS price effective for climate friendly materials | PDF, 127.06 KB

Contact:
Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D.
Head of the Climate Policy department
DIW Berlin