Carbon pricing is often hailed as the key policy response to address climate change. We question this view as it tends to neglect deep-rooted political conflicts and the necessity to fundamentally change carbon-intensive businesses and industries. Carbon pricing has many proponents who argue that it is the most efficient policy to address climate change. Supporters […]Read More Politics of carbon pricing
Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCFD) are one of the elements of the policy package developed by the Climate Friendly Materials Platform (CFMP) in order to help decarbonise European’s industry while preserving its competitiveness. CCfDs may also be an important component of Resilient Recovery Funds (and have been already included in the German national hydrogen strategy […]Read More Carbon Contracts for Differences: An essential instrument for European industrial decarbonisation
It’s widely accepted that responding to climate change is difficult because it requires transformation of a complex socio-technical systems and is fraught with uncertainties. I think you could say the same for many of the most pressing challenges facing mankind. So we rely on models and decision support tools to help us develop a strategy […]Read More Why Do we Keep Trying to Optimise for One, All Powerful Decision Maker?
In June 2011, Climate Policy published a review by Axel Michaelowa on the book “Upsetting the offset: the political economy of carbon markets” (vol 11/1). The book’s co-editors, Steffen Bohm and Siddharta Dabhi (vol 11/6), were quick to submit a spirited rejoinder. The lively exchange continued with an invited contribution from Peter Newell, providing his […]Read More Carbon Markets: Still Controversial After All These Years…