Policy Paper 82
 
Comment redonner de la pertinence au système de permis d’émissions ?
Stephen Tindale, Associate Fellow, Centre for European Reform ? Uncontrolled climate change is the greatest risk that humanity faces. The main burden will fall on developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. But Europe and its residents will also be damaged in many ways, including extreme weather, heat waves, and the spread of tropical diseases.

Climate change is a quintessentially global challenge. If pollution shifts from one part of the world to another – from Europe to China, for example – the global climate is no better off.

The main EU climate policy, the Emissions Trading System, now stipulates such a low carbon price that it has become essentially irrelevant. The European Commission should propose a Europe-wide carbon price floor of €30 per tonne, high enough to influence investment decisions and encourage energy efficiency and low-carbon energy supply. The Commission should also propose border tax adjustments, with the revenue returned to the country of origin.
|   04/03/2013             |   Stephen Tindale             |   Energie et environnement
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Ce Policy
Paper est une contribution de Stephen Tindale (CER) au
projet Think Global – Act European (TGAE). Thinking Strategically
about the EU’s external action
dirigé par Notre Europe – Institut
Jacques Delors
(rapport disponible en mars 2013, dir. Elvire Fabry,
Chercheur Senior, Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors).

Uncontrolled climate change is the greatest risk
that humanity faces. The main burden will fall on developing countries,
particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. But Europe and its residents will also be
damaged in many ways, including extreme weather, heat waves, and the spread of
tropical diseases.

Climate change is a quintessentially global
challenge. If pollution shifts from one part of the world to another – from
Europe to China, for example – the global climate is no better off.

The main EU climate policy, the Emissions Trading
System, now stipulates such a low carbon
price that it has become essentially irrelevant. The European Commission should propose a
Europe-wide carbon price floor of €30 per tonne, high enough to influence
investment decisions and encourage energy efficiency and low-carbon energy supply.
The Commission should also propose border tax adjustments, with the revenue
returned to the country of origin.

Avant la
publication du rapport final présentant les recommandations clés des16 think tanks mobilisés dans ce projet, 5 séries
de Policy Papers portent sur les sujets suivants : Migration, Voisinage de l’UE, PSDC,Ressources stratégiques et Politiques économiques (publication le 12 Mars).

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fait partie de la série intitulée «Ressources Stratégiques de l’UE: quelle action extérieure européenne?» qui
comprend les contributions de Gonzalo Escribano (Elcano), Annika Ahtonen et Andrea Frontini (EPC), Nadège Chambon (Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute), Sami Andoura (Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute) et Clémentine d’Oultremont(Egmont).

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