Carbon Pricing Session at the Business & Climate Summit - London

Date : June 29th 2016
The Shift Project is partnering with the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the Carbon Disclosure Project to organize the 2016 Business & Climate Summit key session on carbon pricing: a high-level panel and debate held on June 29th in London.   

Debate: The pros and cons of a carbon price corridor at CEPS - Brussels

Date : June 29th 2016
In collaboration with the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), The Shift Project organises a debate in Brussels dedicated to the French proposal of a carbon price corridor. Panelists include representatives of SSE, Iberdrola, CEZ, Norsk Hydro and The Shift Project. 

Roundtable: A carbon price floor for the power sector (French National Assembly, Paris)

Date : June 29th 2016
A roundtable on the implementation of a carbon price floor in the power sector in France will take place at the French National Assembly, as part of an initiative by the Working group on Energy. The Shift Project will join other experts on the panel.

Why a carbon price corridor is not a tax

The Shift Project publishes a study dismissing the legal risk that a carbon price corridor could lead to a requalification of the European Union's Emissions Trade System as a tax. The study concludes that there is no legal impediment or procedural risk in adopting a carbon price corridor.  

Making sure the ECB doesn't finance CO2 emissions

Michel Lepetit, Vice-President of the Shift Project, published a paper in the French daily Le Figaro, explaining the strong link between ECB's investments and CO2 emissions in the EU, and highlighting the risks posed by the "no limit" approach on currency interventions and by the roll-out of multiple economic instruments.

Achieving European climate goals via a carbon price corridor

The Shift Project recommends an auction reserve price on CO2 emission allowances: "a carbon price corridor" within the EU ETS to favour low-carbon investments.  

Carbon Pricing: The Shift Project welcomes Ségolène Royal’s support

The Shift Project was delighted to hear French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal call for the implementation of carbon pricing in terms similar to the Shift’s recommendations.

Well done for the Paris agreement: now let’s get to work!

The long awaited Paris Agreement can be considered a great historic victory. Despite the regrettable vagueness about emission reduction by 2100, the Agreement does give strong signals that encourage a move towards tomorrow's low-carbon society: reviewable national goals, a global goal to remain below the recommended 2 ° C, transparency, financing, adaptation, and assessing loss and damage due to climate change.  

Here are all the videos and reports from our conferences at the 2015 Solutions' Gallery!

Date : 2 - 9 december
The Shift Project was at the Solutions Gallery from the 2nd to the 9th of December, a few hundred meters away from the Blue Zone of COP21. We organized three plenary sessions, where numerous climate change experts and officials from various organizations were invited.

Get real about carbon pricing - fast

We’re almost there, yet everything remains to be done. The climate agreement about to be brokered by the international community boils down to one thing: pledges. Turning national pledges on emissions reduction into reality will demand national commitments both in terms of investments and political consensus. The cornerstone is said to be the implementation of meaningful carbon pricing around the world. While there are several ways of achieving this, there are even more potential dead ends.