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January 2020

The European Green Deal – ERCST work and the role of the EU ETS

January 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced her intention to present an ambitious ‘European Green Deal’, which is expected to be a comprehensive policy package aimed at steering the EU towards becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent. While the exact content and impact of such a Green Deal remains unclear, it is certain to have strong implications for Europe’s economy and society. As the new European Commission is expected to communicate the ‘European Green Deal’ on December…

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2020 kick-off meeting + reception “international and EU climate change policy in 2020”

January 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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  ERCST, Carbon Market Watch and IETA have come together to organise a 2020 kick-off meeting and new year's reception.   The event will be an opportunity to gather the Brussels-based carbon market community to discuss COP25 outcomes, the announced European Green Deal, celebrate the past year’s successes and reflect on the challenges ahead. During this meeting, high-level EU officials will share their views on the climate change policy agenda for 2020, after which you are all invited to share a glass with…

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Indirect costs compensation in the EU ETS – revision of the State Aid Guidelines

January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
ERCST office, 61 Rue Archimede
Brussels, Belgium
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The state aid guidelines are up for revision – not review – which means that they could change significantly. The current guidelines expire on 31 December 2020, and the new guidelines would ‘indicatively’ be ready by Q3 2020 – just a few months before the new ones actually enter into force. The new state aid guidelines will need to balance a number of issues, among which: carbon leakage risk risk of overcompensation and potential windfall profits risk of internal market…

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February 2020

A just transition to a climate neutral Europe: getting the basis right

February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
European Policy Centre, Rue du Trône 14
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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This workshop is jointly organised by ERCST and the European Policy Centre. The Paris Agreement sets a clear goal and a direction for the world to become climate neutral in the second half of the century, if it wishes to stop the warming of the planet beyond 1.5-2oC. The European Commission has put forward a proposal for the EU to become climate neutral by 2050, which is one of the foundations of the European Green Deal and is currently under…

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Draft paper launch “The future of the EU ETS in the European Green Deal”

February 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced her intention to present an ambitious ‘European Green Deal’, which is expected to be a comprehensive policy package aimed at steering the EU towards becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent. While the exact content and impact of such a Green Deal remain uncertain, it is certain to have strong implications for the EU ETS, for example through an overall increase of the ETS’ contribution to the EU's climate ambition, the inclusion of…

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Stakeholder meeting “Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU – issues and options”

February 26, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced her intention to present an ambitious ‘European Green Deal’, coupled with a ‘Carbon Border Tax’, early in her mandate. So far, we can only speculate what such a border measure might look like, as few policy details have been released. The ERCST project ‘Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU—Issues and Options’ aims to present a clear picture of the different ways a BCA can be designed and implemented in the…

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March 2020

Brainstorm on “2020 State of the EU ETS Report”

March 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The EU ETS Directive in its Article 10(5) refers to the fact that the European Commission has to submit each year a report on the functioning of the EU ETS.  Taking stock of the success, or lack thereof, of such an important instrument must be seen as an essential ingredient in ensuring it can deliver, and that it keeps the EU on the path to decarbonisation, while not losing sight of other important considerations, in a world where there will continue…

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April 2020

Preparing the review of the EU ETS Market Stability Reserve

April 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
ERCST office, 61 Rue Archimede
Brussels, Belgium
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This meeting is part of an ongoing effort by ERCST to promote a discussion on the review of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), scheduled in 2021. ERCST has organised several meetings on this topic throughout 2019, and launched its paper “Preparing the review of the Market Stability Reserve” last November 18th. The aim of the paper is to identify the goals and functions of the MSR, and ways for the 2021 review to analyse the performance of the MSR via relevant…

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Launch “2020 State of the EU ETS Report”

April 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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This meeting is the launch event of the 2020 State of the EU ETS Report, a joint initiative by ERCST, Eco-Act, BloombergNEF and the Wegener Center at the University of Graz. During the meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting. This will be the fifth annual report on the State of the EU ETS. The annual “State of the EU ETS” Report aims…

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