Priority areas of CEPS activities on climate change are carbon markets (CEPS Carbon Market Forum) and the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the future regime (European Climate Platform), and sectoral approaches.
The focus of our research is on the design of EU climate change policies to ensure the progressive engagement of the EU’s main international partners. The key challenges is to think about how EU initiatives, such as the EU’s greenhouse gas Emissions Trading System, could foster the involvement of the broadest possible number of countries.
In addition to the research activities, CEPS has been both organising meetings and actively participating in numerous conferences and workshops.
CEPS hosts the focal point of the RINGOs network, the official constituency of Research and Independent Organisations to the UNFCCC. CEPS is also the co-organiser of the European Climate Platform, an initiative bringing together climate negotiators and policy-makers with researchers, with a focus on the future of the international climate change regime.
Selected recent events:
Christian Egenhofer participated in a roundtable on "Le développement du Grand Paris: quelles ressources, quelle création de valeur?" at "Les 3èmes Entretiens du Grand Paris - Entre attractivité et soutenabilité?", in Paris, France on 11 October 2012.
Christian Egenhofer chaired a roundtable on "L'Europe à la recherche d'une 'croissance verte'" at the "Journée de la Chaire: Prospective pour les enjeux Energie-Climat", in Paris, France on 3 October 2012.
Christian Egenhofer presented the key findings of the CEPS Task Force report on "Greening EU Cities" in a restricted meeting with a high-level delegation of the Chinese NDRC led by Vice-Chairman Xu Xianping on 24 September 2012. The meeting has been organised by DG Energy in the context of the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership. See also the EU Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform, which CEPS has set up, together with other partners.
CEPS event on "Climate Change Policy Post-Durban", 14 December 2011. Please find here the presentation by Jos Delbeke, Director General, DG Climate Action, European Commission. Please see also the progamme.
Noriko Fujiwara participated as a panelist in a session on "Prospects for Durban COP17 and after" at a GUE/NGL workshop on 10 November 2011. Please see the Presentation.
UNFCCC side event on "The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate: On the way to a low-carbon economy", Bonn, Germany, 7 June 2011
On 12 May 2011 Christian Egenhofer participated in a panel discussion "Emissions, Ecology and the Economy: U.S. and European Perspectives on Waste Manangement" jointly organised by the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars and the German Embassy in Washington. See: wilsoncenter.net/index
In Washington DC, Christian Egenhofer opened the New Ecologic Institute US Dinner Dialogue series on 11 May 2011 by presenting the CEPS study on "Fiscal Implications of Climate Change Adaptation".
At Georgia Tech Christian Egenhofer gave the key note address at a conference on "Industries for the Future: Economic Growth through Clean Energy and Clean Jobs", organised by the Sam Nunn School of Interantional Affairs on 9 May 2011
DG CLIMA Workshop on "Emission allowances as financial instruments - making spot carbon trading subject to EU financial legislation" with the participation of Christian Egenhofer, 4 May 2011
Christian Egenhofer chaired a high level panel to discuss a CEPS report on Approaches to EU Blending Mechanisms for Development Finance, which was presented on 3 May 2011 at the German Permanent Representation to the EU. Speakers included Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Norbert Kloppenburg, Member of Executive Board of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Dov Zerah, Director General, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Tamsyn Barton, Director General, European Investment Bank (EIB), Richard Weber, Deputy Director General, EuropeAid Development and Cooperation, European Commission and Jürgen Zattler, Director, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The CEPS report was presented by Jorge Nùñez Ferrer, CEPS Associate Research Fellow, who was also the lead author of the study.
At the 6th Annual Brussels Climate Change Conference, held at the Committee of the Regions on 4 March 2011, Arno Behrens chaired the session on "How can cities integrate environmental/climate objectives into long-term economically viable development plans?", and Jorge Nunez Ferrer chaired the session on "New solutions for financing: Making public funding go further - maximising the leverage of private funding".
Noriko Fujiwara gave a lecture on "EU Climate Policy" at a training seminar for the National School of Public Administration in Poland, Brussels, March 2011
Noriko Fujiwara gave a lecture on "EU Climate Change Policy" for the MA in European Studies at Maastricht University, Maastricht, February 2011
Christian Egenhofer moderated a high-level panel on "Bidding for the better: The EU ETS moves to auctioning", hosted by Deutsche Bank, Brussels, 12 January 2011
Noriko Fujiwara gave a lecture on "The EU in Climate Change Negotiations" for the MA in European Studies at Maastricht University, Maastricht, January 2011
CEPS meeting on "Climate Change Policy post Cancún", 12 January 2011. Speakers: Artur Runge-Metzger, Director for International and Climate Strategy, DG Climate Action, European Commission, and Henry Derwent, CEO & President International Emissions Trading Association
Christian Egenhofer spoke on "The role of the EU ETS in future EU and global climate change policy"on 12 December 2010 in Stockholm, at a seminar entitled "European Union Emissions Trading System: Role and consequences for industry", hosted by the Clipore Research Programme
Noriko Fujiwara spoke on the "Analysis of a Carbon Market Potential in the MED-11" at the MEDPRO Scientific Workshop, FEEM, Milan, November 2010
Christian Egenhofer presented the CEPS book on "Climate Change and Trade: Taxing carbon at the border" at the "XXXI MIT Global Change Forum on Confronting Domestic and Global Climate Strategies", held in Brussels on 20-22 October 2010. Follow this link for Christian Egenhofer's presentation.
Christian Egenhofer spoke at the "Mexican Dialogue on Markets for Green Growth" in Bonn on 16 October 2010. The meeting jointly organised by the ICC, UNFCCC and WBCSD was a preparatory meeting by the Mexican Government for the climate change negotiations in Cancún in December 2010.
Christian Egenhofer presented the CEPS book on "Climate Change and Trade: Taxing carbon at the border" at the International Syposium "Post-Copenhagen Global Climate Cooperation: Politics, Economics and Institutional Approaches" on 28-29 September 2010, at FES-Shangai
Noriko Fujiwara was invited as an expert to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade of the European Parliament, and gave a presentation jointly prepared with Monica Alessi on "Post-Copenhagen: Tehcnology transfer, new technologies, and technical capacity building in the ACP states", September 2010
Noriko Fujiwara was invited together with M. Altmann and A. Brenninkmeijer as experts undertaking a study for the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament. She gave a presentation on "EU Energy Efficiency Policy: Achievements and outlook", September 2010
Externally published Book Chapters:
Egenhofer, C. & A. Behrens, (2011), "Resource politics: the rapidly shifting EU energy policy agenda", in Paul Heywood, Erik Jones, Martin Rhodes & Ulrich Sedelmeier (eds.), Developments in European Politics, 2nd ed., Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 13, pp. 241-261
Externally published Journal Articles:
Gros, D. & C. Egenhofer, (2011), "The case for taxing carbon at the border", Climate Policy,Vol. 11, 4(2011), Special Issue, forthcoming (accepted for publication)
Egenhofer, C., (2010) "A Closer Look at the EU Climate Change Leadership", in: Intereconomics, Vol. 45, n°3 (2010), pp. 167-170
A list of CEPS publications in this research area can be found on http://www.ceps.eu/faceted/books/results/taxonomy%3A8