Carbon Market Watch

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Student Debate: The Carbon Battle

13 Mar 2017

INVITATION – Student Debate @IES
Tuesday, 28th March 2017 | 18.30 – 20.30
Rome and Lisbon rooms, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 5, floor -1

To attend please register here

The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in cooperation with Carbon Market Watch, is delighted to host an interactive academic debate on European Climate Policy. As part of their Masters course on Climate and Energy Governance in the European Union, four teams of students will debate the following two propositions:

  • Proposition A: “An emissions trading system (ETS) is an effective instrument to reduce emissions and meet climate goals.”
  • Proposition B: ”A high degree of flexibility to meet the targets is instrumental for cost-effective and ambitious climate action”

An expert panel will provide comments and assess the performance of the teams along with the audience who will choose the most compelling case.

Panel Members include:
Jakop Dalunde, Member of European Parliament
Christian Holzleitner, Policy Advisor, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Marco Mensink, Director General, The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
Femke de Jong, EU Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch

The debates will be moderated by Tomas Wyns, Researcher, IES-VUB.

A reception will be held at the end of the event.

Students and other interested members of the public are welcome to join us – prior registration is required here