The EU ETS is the cornerstone of the EU’s climate policy as well as still today the largest emissions trading scheme in the world. Launched in 2005, the EU ETS regulates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from more than 11,000 heavy energy-using and power generating installations and airlines, covering about 45% of the EU’s total GHG emissions. 31 countries participate in the scheme: the 28 EU Member States plus Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland.
This 5-week online course will include video lectures, readings, as well as interactive online activities. A one-hour live class will take place each week on Fridays, aimed at discussing issues related to the module of the week and enabling interaction between the participants and the instructors.
The course is free of charge. Though it can be of use to any EU ETS stakeholder, this online training course aims to provide policy makers in the first place with a comprehensive analysis of the functioning of the European carbon market and of its performance.
This open debate aims to gather policymakers from the European Parliament, Member States and the Commission to discuss latest and future developments of the EU ETS.
The event is organised by FSR Climate (European University Institute) in collaboration with DG Climate Action of the European Commission, as part of the LIFE SIDE project (co-funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union). The project informs European policy makers regarding the design and implementation of the EU ETS legislation. The event will provide the opportunity to present the results of a literature-based report assessing the economic performance of the EU ETS, produced by FSR climate within the framework of the project.
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
Mauro Petriccione, Director-General of DG Climate Action (tbc)
Introduction to the EUI/FSR Climate activities
The LIFE SIDE project: Presentation of the EU ETS Assessment Report
Simone Borghesi, Director, FSR Climate
Stefano Verde (FSR Climate) Allowance allocation, competitiveness effects and carbon leakage
Isabella Alloisio (FSR Climate) Interactions with other policies
16.00-16.30 coffee break
Francesco Nicolli (FSR Climate) Low-carbon innovation and investment
Tong Zhu (FSR Climate) The international dimension
Stakeholder panel followed by Q&A from the audience and concluding remarks