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Future EU 17-10-2019

Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slovak diplomats.
Climate change 11-12-2018

Is populism bad for climate change?

The violent response to the French carbon tax in Paris demonstrates good climate policy is dependent on a fair, just and managed transition writes Sanjeev Kumar. Far from stalling, climate change action is becoming a major issue in elections globally, he says.
Energy 30-11-2017

Fair fuel pricing: A test for Europe’s climate ambitions

Is the EU committed enough to increase taxes on fossil fuels? That is a question that needs to be raised now considering the long-running debate on the best measures, including energy taxation, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, write Kai Schlegelmilch and Zoltán Szabó.  
Energy 19-01-2015

After the oil price crash, it’s time for a carbon tax

The reduction in oil prices should be a good opportunity for Europe to put in place the appropriate tools for combating climate change, and to start the transition to a sustainable economy, writes Alberto Majocchi.
Climate change 08-01-2010

The Copenhagen Accord: A first stab at deciphering the implications for the EU

The results of the Copenhagen conference on climate change have produced mixed feelings among leaders and nations. Christian Egenhofer and Anton Georgiev, researchers at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), clarify in a December paper the implications of the accord for climate change, global governance and the EU's world leadership role.
Euro & Finance 15-09-2009

Carbon Tax: A Fiscal Exit Strategy of the Crisis

An EU-wide carbon tax could provide a solution to "many of the main problems of today," claims Žiga Turk, university professor and former Slovenian minister for growth, in a recent post on Blogactiv.
Climate change 02-04-2009

The EU ETS: The Big Baby in the Bath Water

"A cap & trade system remains the most suitable tool to address emissions reductions worldwide in comparison with carbon taxation," writes Maïté Jaureguy-Naudin, a researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), in a March paper.

‘Myth and realities’ behind industry lobbying on climate change

The EU's energy intensive industries are trying to get a "free lunch" in the EU's climate change agenda by making false claims and creating excessive "hype" about the threat of delocalisation or "carbon leakage", writes Green MEP Claude Turmes ahead of the upcoming Council summit.
Development Policy 27-08-2007

Cap and Trade versus Carbon Tax

The climate-change debate has shifted, claim Eileen Claussen and Judith Greenwald of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in a July 2007 article for the Miami Herald.