We are delighted to invite you to the Third CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: The European Green Deal, taking place on Friday 16 July 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 CEST.

On July 14, 2021 the European Commission will present its “Fit for 55” Proposal. In this online event, Stefanie Hiesinger, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, and Frans Timmermans at the European Commission, will introduce us to the key insights of this proposal. Their comments will be followed by a description of his perspective by Peter Liese as Member of the European Parliament and a commentary by Arthur Runge-Metzger, Director for Climate Strategy, Governance, Emissions from Non-Trading Sectors at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action. Finally, Ottmar Edenhofer, EAERE POC member and Director of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), will share his views on a whole economy carbon price for Europe and how this goal can be reached. The event will be moderated by Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).

Detailed programme:

17:00 – 17: 05 – Introduction by Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and CEPR)
17:05 – 17: 25 – Presentation on the EU Commission’s Proposal: Focus on ETS and Energy Taxes Stefanie Hiesinger (European Commission)
17:25 – 17:45 – Commentary & Insights Peter Liese (European Parliament), Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commission), Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and CEPR)
17:45 – 18:30 – Moderated Discussion with Brigitte Knopf (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change)

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Carlo Carraro (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia and CEPR)
Ottmar Edenhofer (EAERE POC and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. This monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).