Germany will miss its climate targets for 2020. Now the Climate Cabinet of the Federal Government has outlined concrete measures for achieving the climate target for 2030 in the resolution "Key points for the climate protection programme 2030". Until it is to be adopted by the end of the year, the federal government is working intensely on the design and formulation of the climate protection law.
Now, the pricing of CO2 through an emissions trading system will be introduced, but the level of prices is still controversial in the Bundestag. The design of the actual implementation of the Federal Government's climate package raises a number of further questions: How would a separate emissions trading system affect competitiveness? How can a redistribution of revenue from a CO2 tax be socially equitable? What other supporting measures for climate protection are necessary in addition to CO2 pricing? How can German emissions trading be brought in line with the European emissions trading system and other measures at the European level?
These and other questions were discussed at the 6th Forum on Climate Economics. Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer gave the keynote speech of the forum. In response, members of the Environmental Committee of the German Bundestag contributed statements and participate in a panel discussion. Afterwards, specific aspects of the climate protection programme were discussed in four breakout groups. The event was moderated by Carolin Roth.
Here you can download the program (in German).