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May 2020

Stakeholders’ Views on the Submissions for Energy Taxation Directive

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

As part of the policy updates foreseen under the European Green Deal, the European Commission released on March 4th an Inception Impact Assessment (IIA) on the Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive. The Commission received feedback from 180 industry representatives, think tanks, NGOs, and private citizens from around the EU, who submitted comments detailing their opinions and suggestions on the IIA. In addition to submitting our own feedback paper (available here), ERCST has synthesised other stakeholders’ feedback, highlighting the suggestions…

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Stakeholders’ Views on the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

The European Commission released the Inception Impact Assessment (IIA) on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms for public review and commenting (due on April 1). Over 200 corporations, think tanks, NGOs, and private citizens from around the EU submitted comments detailing their opinions and suggestions on the IIA. In addition to submitting our own feedback paper (available here), ERCST has synthesised other stakeholders’ feedback, highlighting the main differences and commonalities. This meeting is an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the IIA in…

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June 2020

The 2030 Climate Target Plan – Public Consultation meeting

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

To put the EU firmly on a path towards climate neutrality by 2050, the Commission will propose an increased greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2030 from at least 40% to at least 50% to 55% (compared to 1990), including through an amendment to the recently proposed Climate Law. The Communication will set out potential implications for the overall regulatory and enabling framework. It will describe the overall architecture of policy measures to be put in place to achieve that…

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Border Carbon Adjustments – Conceptual Stakeholders Meeting on Alternatives

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the EU considers its most ambitious decarbonization targets yet under the European Green Deal, many consider a border carbon adjustment essential to sustain Europe’s continued leadership in a world of asymmetrical climate efforts. Technical and administrative details need to be resolved for such a policy to become reality, and that will be complex. In the workstream on ‘Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU’, ERCST will carefully analyse the options to consider when designing a BCA, with the objective of…

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EU ETS Market Stability Reserve: Coping with COVID-19 and preparing for the review

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Virtual Meeting

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. Half a year later, the context of this upcoming review has changed completely. The European Green Deal announced an increase in the 2030 and 2050 ambition, and mandated a review…

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Virtual USA-EU ‘Town Hall’ on Border Carbon Adjustments

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University are organising a virtual USA-EU “town hall meeting” on June 17, 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…

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Informal Forum on Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event is part of ERCST's Informal Forum on Implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement series and it will focus on the topic of Registries and case studies of ITMOs exchanges in integrated grids.   Registration link (invitation only) Workshop Material(s) Agenda Chair's reflection note Presentation by ERCST Presentation by J. Schnurr and M. Burian Presentation by A. Steen Presentation by S. Lim Presentation by M. Peters-Stanley   Upcoming Events   Past Events

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Virtual India-EU ‘Town Hall Meeting’ on Border Carbon Adjustments

June 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) are organising a virtual India-EU “town hall meeting” on June 25, 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…

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In Conversation with Karsten Sach: Priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During this one-hour conversation, Karsten Sach, Director-General for European and International Climate Policy of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), will shed light on Germany’s climate priorities for their term. After an introductory interview, Andrei Marcu (ERCST) will moderate a Q&A with participants. On 1 July, Germany will assume the presidency of the Council of the EU from Croatia, for the remainder of 2020. The German presidency has already been dubbed the ‘crisis’…

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July 2020

Virtual Korea-EU ‘Town Hall’ on Border Carbon Adjustments

July 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) and the Climate Change Center (CCC) of Korea are organising a virtual Korea-EU “town hall meeting” on July 1, 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…

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