Reflections on ERCST's "Creating markets for low-carbon products in the EU" work stream

Date: 8 July 2020

Author(s): Andrei Marcu and Matteo Caspani


This paper represents some take-aways and general reflections from the ERCST discussions on creating markets for low-carbon products in the EU.

After outlining the existing regulatory framework and highlighting the challenges on the supply side and demand side, this paper discusses a set of policy solutions that could help address the following questions:

  1. How to incentivise companies to invest in low-carbon production technologies?
  2. How to incentivise consumers to buy low-carbon products?
  3. How to create a level playing field for low-carbon products?
  4. Who pays the bill? The polluter, the government, the society?