The New EU Emissions
Trade Scheme –
How To Mitigate the Risks for European Consumers and SMEs

While the ETS is considered one of the greatest successes of EU climate policy, actual research shows that its actual impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions remains limited. It’s therefore surprising that the European Commission decided to extend it to cover buildings as well as road and air transport: extending the ETS to buildings may lead to widespread energy poverty in Europe, while the introduction of additional charges for air and road transport will lead respectively to higher flight prices and hit the poorest who have no possibility of using low-emission alternatives to road transport.

 

  • WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

    MARCIN NOWACKI

    Vice President Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, EESC Member

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    MARIAN – JEAN MARINESCU MEP

    ITRE Committee

  • DISCUSSION

    MAREK LACHOWICZ

    Economic Specialist on its ETS Report Findings

    BEATRIZ YORDI AGUIRRE

    Director, European and International Carbon Markets, DG CLIMA, European Commission

    PAWEL CIOCH

    Vice President for Corporate Affairs, PGE

    FREDRICK ERIXON

    Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

  • CLOSING REMARKS

    DR. HORST HEITZ

    Chair of the European Steering Board of SME Connect; Executive Director SME Europe of the EPP

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