Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)-Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) - Panel discussion

Stepping up Europe's 2030 climate ambition: What do decision makers now want/need to know?

12 November, 09:15 AM – 10:15 AM (CET)

The European Commission has presented a range of policy design options to reach the 2030 emission target of -55%. The scenarios differ regarding the choice of the main instrument - ranging from a mainly regulatory scenario to a price based scenario with a strong Emission Trading System. Researchers from the project ARIADNE look at these scenarios from different perspectives and analyse their implications for economic efficiency, distributional effects, the market stability reserve and “harder” soft governance. Finally, we address the questions: What do decision makers now want/need to know? What further research do we need?  


Dr. Brigitte Knopf, MCC


  • Lead Panelist: Dr. Dirk Weinreich, Head of Emissions Trading Division, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Dr. Mirjam Kosch, PIK
  • Dr. Maximilian Willner, Uni Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, TU Darmstadt


  • Extending the EU ETS: A necessity with risks
  • How to adapt the Market Stability Reserve?
  • “Harder” soft energy governance for the European Green Deal
  • Panel Discussion

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