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September 2020

Virtual South Africa-EU Town Hall on Border Carbon Adjustments

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) are organising a virtual South Africa-EU “town hall meeting” on September 22, 2020 on the role that Border Carbon Adjustments (BCAs) may play in addressing asymmetry in climate ambition under the Paris Agreement, with special focus on the plans that the European Union has to examine this option. This activity together with other similar planned “town hall” meetings will feed into a policy paper on the international views…

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Informal Forum on Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (7th webinar)

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This meeting is part of the “Implementation of market and non-market provisions in the Paris Agreement” project, which aims to create an informal atmosphere, where the main objective is to explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. That is, to understand the options available to define rules, modalities and procedures on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, as well as the consequences of adopting each option. Since…

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Stakeholders’ Views on the Public Consultation for the Energy Taxation Directive

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This meeting is under Chatham House Rules | No press is invited As part of the policy updates foreseen under the European Green Deal, the Commission will propose a revision of the Energy Taxation Directive, with the stated main objectives to: aligning taxation of energy products and electricity with EU energy and climate policies, to contribute to the EU 2030 energy targets and climate neutrality by 2050; preserving the EU single market by updating the scope and the structure of tax…

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The European Green Deal: State of Play

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

This meeting is under Chatham House Rules | No press This meeting is part of a continuous series of meetings organised by ERCST on the European Green Deal. This work stream aims to bring together policymakers and stakeholders on a regular basis to take stock on recent developments, look ahead to what is in the pipeline, and discuss the general implementation of the EGD framework. The European Green Deal can be seen as a collection of priorities, principles and areas where…

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The EU ETS in the Commission’s 2030 Climate Target Plan

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This meeting is under Chatham House Rules | No press  The EU ETS has long been considered as one of the cornerstones of the EU's climate policies. While it has been faced by many issues, the ETS has proven to be 'fit for purpose' in recent years. Today, the EU ETS stands at the dawn of a new revision cycle, which will have to ensure that it helps delivering on the European Green Deal in an economically efficient way. This Fall, ERCST will organise a…

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Webinar: Launch of the “Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU – Issues and Options” Report

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar will launch the "Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU - Issues and Options" Report. The authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be commented on by some invited speakers and a Q&A. As part of the European Green Deal, implementation of a BCA is once again being considered as a measure to address competitiveness concerns within the EU. According to the roadmap for the European Green Deal, a proposal for a…

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October 2020

Creating markets for low-carbon products in the EU

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

This meeting is under Chatham House Rules / No press is invited This event is part of ERCST’s Creating markets for low-carbon products in the EU series and it will focus on identifying the supply- and demand-side policies to stimulate the creation of a (domestic) market for low-carbon products.   Registration Link   Workshop Material(s) Draft agenda will follow.   Upcoming events Past events

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International climate change policy: recent developments and outlook

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

2020 is the year that Parties to the Paris Agreement are to communicate or update their NDC. While the EU has clearly stated its ambition to agree upon and submit an enhanced NDC by the end of the year, it is becoming clear that many of the EU's large trading partners will not increase their ambition. Moreover, due to the health crisis, the UNFCCC process, including COP26 has been postponed to 2021. ERCST will continue bringing the international climate change policy debate, starting…

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The Economic Impacts of an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This webinar is intended as an occasion to present the results of the most recent assessments on the potential economic impacts of an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). Given the resurgence of discussions about BCAs on the EU political agenda, it is the right time to have a closer look at the various available policy design options and their economic implications, in order to better understand what type of BCA might work for the EU and what could be…

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Informal Forum on Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (8th webinar)

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This meeting is part of the “Implementation of market and non-market provisions in the Paris Agreement” project, which aims to create an informal atmosphere, where the main objective is to explore, discover, explain and understand different points of view related to the issues in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. That is, to understand the options available to define rules, modalities and procedures on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, as well as the consequences of adopting each option. Since…

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