Posts tagged with 'carbon market'

  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • The EU ETS review – current state of play

    This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand.  The review process of the European carbon market (EU ETS) is in full swing. Right in time before Christmas, the members of the Environment committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament voted in favour of a more ambitious post-2020 market set-up as comp...
    Posted 16-12-2016 Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Cut climate costs through carbon market cooperation

    New State and Trends Report of Carbon Pricing This blog post was written by Richard Zechter, Climate Change World Bank, Noémie Klein, Ecofys and John Ward, Vivid Economics.  This year’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report, launched recently in Vietnam, includes the first deep dive analysis of the carbon pricing initiatives of countries’...
    Posted 21-10-2016 By: Noémie Klein Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Never a dull moment: Supporting the EU ETS phase IV development

    This blog post was written by Maarten Neelis. About half a decade ago, EU ETS specialists at Ecofys came together reflecting on the end of a hectic period of EU ETS phase III development. Via an intense exercise, the benchmark based allocation approach was developed for the Commission. Member State...
    Posted 11-01-2016 Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • What Paris is likely to deliver

    Prospects look bright for the Paris Climate Summit. The sole fact that this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) will start with the government leaders meeting instead of finishing with it, is promising, writes Rolf de Vos. If the more than 80 world leaders who will gather in Paris, including Obam...
    Posted 24-11-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • FASTER principles for a successful economic transformation

    In the run-up to Paris 2015, Rolf de Vos examines efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. The World Bank Group and the OECD, with support from IMF, are stepping up efforts to see broad implementation of global carbon pricing policies. “Nothing short of an economic tra...
    Posted 30-09-2015 By: Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • A simpler and more robust free allocation in the EU ETS post 2020

    After leading the Ecofys Beijing Representative office for two years, Maarten Neelis will return to Europe in the summer. He will continue as managing consultant, working for both public and private clients, in the area of carbon markets and other industrial energy and climate polices. In this blog,...
    Posted 24-06-2015 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • Businesses chase policy makers for carbon pricing

    This blog is part of a series that especially focuses on bridging the information and negotiation gap between business and policy makers, identified in an earlier blog. Carbon pricing policies have been discussed for decades, but have only been introduced to a limited degree. There are strong signa...
    Posted 04-06-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • How can carbon markets boost low-carbon innovation?

    The world's need to transition to a low-carbon economy is not questioned anymore: The growing impacts of climate change urge us to act. As Christiana Figueres,  Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, puts it: "The world has no choice but to decarbonise". But there are still many question marks in how to...
    Posted 29-05-2015 By: Michiel Stork Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 0
  • Dynamic allocation: aligning economic theory to imperfect markets

    This blog post by Bram Borkent is published as a breakout article in the Carbon Almanac 2015 by ICIS Tschach Solutions, presented at the Carbon Expo 2015 on 26 May 2015. The distribution of free allowances to manufacturing industries remains an essential part of the EU Emissions Trading System afte...
    Posted 26-05-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0