Climate change policy outside the EU: The role of carbon pricing

Climate change policy outside the EU: The role of carbon pricing

RES Policy Pathways | RES Policy Challenges

This issue paper considers climate policy development outside the EU. Due to the potential breadth and complexity of the subject, and limitations on the time available, it focusses solely on the introduction and potential evolution of carbon pricing schemes, and assesses how their development could have implications for the achievement of EU renewables policy goals. Its aim is

  • to identify the principal ways in which the evolution of carbon pricing in other countries is relevant to EU renewables policy
  • to gather evidence on how schemes are likely to develop, taking into account key uncertainties
  • to use scenarios to explore some plausible outcomes, and
  • to consider their implications.

To make the research and analysis manageable with the constraints of the project, only China and the US are considered in any depth.

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