7. April 2014

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

An integrated Approach to EU Energy and Climate Policy -
Three Domains of Decision Making to Guide Policy Design
Three Domains of Decision Making to Guide Policy Design


7. April 2014


Schumpeter Saal
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Presentation: Prof. Michael Grubb, Chair of Energy and Climate Policy, Cambridge University and Senior Advisor on Sustainable Energy Policy to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem

Comment: Prof. Thomas Sterner, Gothenburg University and Visiting Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund in New York
Chair: Prof. Karsten Neuhoff Ph.D., Head of Department Climate Policy at DIW Berlin and Technical University Berlin  

The EU Council in March showed the continuing difficulty of agreeing on an EU 2030 strategy. Why has progress on energy and climate policy been so difficult? Michael Grubb will present insights from a new book with Jean Charles Hourcade and Karsten Neuhoff, developing a new framework to explain how climate and energy challenges can be tackled more effectively - whilst containing energy bills. The book maps out three domains of decision-making each of which involves different actors, processes and theoretical foundations, implying three pillars of action. Far from competing, only packages spanning all three are politically credible and stable: Together, the combination can change our present destructive course and dissolve the conflict between the economy and the environment, potentially benefiting both in the process.

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