Tool for understanding how the reformed EU Emissions Trading System affects your member state

The revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in 2023 expanded the scope and reformed other aspects of the ETS to align with the EU’s climate goal of 55% net emissions reductions by 2030. As a result, many changes were made to the system including the creation of an emissions trading system to …

ETXraordinary effort to improve EU carbon pricing

The LIFE ETX project, an EU-wide NGO campaign to make the bloc’s Emissions Trading System work better for people and planet, is winding up its activities. Noemí Rodrigo Sabio reflects on the project’s history and achievements. After three active and action-filled years striving to raise awareness of and improve the EU ETS, the CMW-led Emissions …

The EU City Calculator: a new tool guides European cities by simulating climate transition paths   

BRUSSELS, 23 January 2024 – EUCityCalc has officially launched its free, open source online platform that allows local councils and other stakeholders to visualise and simulate low-carbon scenarios for their towns and cities, as well as to assess the trade-offs related to available choices. Although the European Green Deal and the European Union’s other climate …

Common good v private profit: Making the EU’s Emissions Trading System work for the many rather than the few

23 January 2024 | 14:30 – 16:00 CET | ONLINE The EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) badly needs cleaning up. It needs to make heavy emitters pay a fair price for their immense carbon footprints and use that revenue to finance industrial decarbonisation and schemes that benefit society and the environment. Drawing on the …

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Open letter on separate targets in 2040 climate framework

Letter sent to the European Commission by 116 academics, businesses, civil society organisations and research institutions urging the EU to separate emissions reductions, land-based sequestration and permanent carbon removals in the EU’s post-2030 climate framework. This separation should be at the heart of both the setting and the implementation of the 2040 target and associated …

Polluting for free during a climate crisis: Update of the EU ETS free allocation rules

A large part of heavy industry carbon emissions is exempted from ETS obligations. The allocation system of free emissions allowances was designed to shield European heavy industries from the purported risk of “carbon leakage”, the alleged risk that industries will relocate their production outside of the EU to countries or regions with more lenient carbon emission policies.

A logo and a name

Carbon Market Watch colleagues met on 11 December to brainstorm a name and a logo to accentuate our Milkywire Climate Transformation Fund supported carbon dioxide removals (CDR) campaign.