CEPS Project

Assessment of the carbon leakage exposure of the flat glass industry (NACE code 23.11) based on Eurostat data


This project involved an analysis of the carbon leakage risk indicators that will apply from 2021 onwards for EU ETS sectors. These indicators included the emissions intensity and trade intensity of the flat glass sector. Various emissions data and economic indicators from Eurostat databases were used to compute the exposure of the sector to carbon leakage risk, and therefore whether they would be eligible to receive free allocation during the 4th trading phase of the EU ETS.

Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Milan Elkerbout

Research Fellow and Head of the climate policy programme

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