27 June 2019

Economists’ Statement on Carbon Pricing

The Policy Outreach Committee (POC) of the EAERE prepared a statement on carbon pricing to be proposed for endorsement to the whole community of economists in Europe and worldwide. It aims to convey the European perspective on carbon pricing and to draw the attention of policy-makers to its importance as a key instrument, even though not…

14 June 2019

Green roofs in New York City

The New York City Council just approved the Climate Mobilization Act: a #GreenNewDeal4NY to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. GHG emissions are a primary cause of climate change. In New York, buildings are responsible of almost three-quarters of all emissions in the city. The “green roofs” measure is part of a…

1 March 2019

US Green New Deal – Prof. Barbier’s comments on the plan

In the last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. introduced a resolution in Congress calling for a “Green New Deal”. It calls for massive government spending over the next 10 years to shift the U.S. economy away from polluting industries, embrace green infrastructure and produce 100% of energy from renewables. In…

27 February 2019

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies

On 26 February 2019, the European Commission has announced an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global competitiveness. The EU innovative climate action has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with a tangible impact on people’s lives – from the creation…