Residential training course on the EU ETS

7th March 2018 @ 8:30 am – 8th March 2018 @ 5:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio 121
Monique Cavallari


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7 March

Lecture 1
EU climate policy and the EU ETS
Simone Borghesi, FSR Climate,EUI

Lecture 2
The EU ETS post-2020
Stefanie Hiesinger, DG Climate Action, European Commission

Lecture 3
Free allowance allocation, competitiveness effects and carbon leakage
Stefano Verde, FSR Climate, EUI

Lecture 4
Trading behavior in the EU ETS
Regina Betz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

8 March

Lecture 5
Interactions with other climate policies
Isabella Alloisio, FSR Climate, EUI

Lecture 6
Low-carbon innovation and investment
Francesco Nicolli, FSR Climate, EUI

Lecture 7
The international dimension
Tong Zhu, FSR Climate, EUI

Lecture 8
Price drivers, market power and behaviour
Beat Hintermann, University of Basel


This training course aimed to provide European policy makers with a comprehensive analysis of the functioning and regulation of the EU ETS and of its interaction with other European policies.

The course comprised eight lectures (including interaction with the participants) on the following topics:

  • The EU climate policy and the EU ETS
  • Free allowance allocation
  • Competitiveness effects and carbon leakage
  • Interactions with other policies
  • Low-carbon innovation and investment
  • The international dimension: linking carbon markets
  • The role of bank and other financial actors
  • Price drivers, market power and behaviour.

The course was designed to ensure an effective learning environment in a small group of participants and to enable learning and networking opportunities through open debates and Q&A sessions.