Eighth CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: 
Fit for 55: Why do we need a coherent carbon pricing mechanism in Europe? 
Monday 13 June 2022
17:30 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt/Paris/Amsterdam)

The European Union has agreed to pursue a very ambitious climate target aimed at reducing its global emissions by 55% between 1990 and 2030. The “Fit-For-55” package proposed by the EU Commission in July 2021 is aimed at translating this ambition into actual climate actions. Among these policies, there is the key issue of extending carbon pricing to the transportation and heating sectors. The EU Parliament is expected to vote on this issue in the coming month, with a high probability of this extension to be rejected, as recommended recently by its Environmental Committee.

Jos Marie R. Delbeke (STG and KU Leuven), Andrea Tilche (NTNU and MIMS) and Adrien Fabre (ETH Zürich)  participated in a roundtable discussing the reasons for and against this extension, together with possible alternative policies to attain the target

Each panellist will summarised its view for 15 minutes. The roundtable and Q&A session with the audience was moderated by Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR). 

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organisations, the private sector, academics and the media. The monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organised jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research and Policy Network (RPN) on Climate Change and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

CPWS Organisers:
Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR)
Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and CEPR)
Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)