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Climate clubs and carbon pricing in a world aiming for net-zero

Energy, climate change and the environment

Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

This hybrid event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event virtually.

Hybrid Event

Climate clubs and carbon pricing in a world aiming for net-zero


Carbon pricing has been one of the main policy instruments in Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for nearly two decades now. With all the world signed up to the Paris Agreement and much of the world’s largest economies committed to net-zero and carbon/climate neutrality targets, the role of carbon pricing is evolving as part of a more extensive, comprehensive climate policy mix.

As more and more countries look to reducing the emissions from energy-intensive industries, the spectre of carbon leakage risk and industrial competitiveness may present itself in domestic climate policy discussions beyond Europe. The EU meanwhile, is moving ahead with its carbon border adjustment mechanism as a new way to respond to the challenge of carbon leakage risk, but also to incentivise other countries to adopt carbon pricing.

This raises the question of global cooperation on both climate policy and industrial decarbonisation in general, but carbon pricing and responses to carbon leakage risk in particular. Climate clubs have been discussed as a broader structure of cooperation and climate diplomacy, but what these clubs (or alliances) should pursue is still to open for discussion.

We will discuss the prospects for international cooperation to enhance climate action and industrial decarbonisation during a launch event of a new CEPS report on carbon pricing and international cooperation.

This hybrid event will take place at the CEPS premises at 1, Place du Congrès – 1000 Brussels or Online

Milan Elkerbout Milan Elkerbout
Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow and Head of the climate policy programme

Speakers list
Dallas Burtraw

Resources for the Future

Liv Rathe

Director Climate, Hydro

Cyril Loisel

DG Clima, European Commission

Vasileios Rizos (Moderator)

Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy, CEPS

Marina Skrinar

Director Climate & Energy, Trade & Europe – BEIS, UK