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Global Perspective: Implementing Carbon Pricing In A World Of Political Resistance And Evolving International Participation

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 11th, 2011

14 April , 2011
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Source: Grattan Institute

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Carbon pricing is the ‘first among equals’ in a broad triad of climate policy mechanism for cutting CO2 emissions, but is also the most politically difficult. This talk will briefly review the role of carbon pricing, the debates between taxation and emissions trading as a way of achieving it, and some of the key lessons learned from the European Emissions Trading Scheme which is now in its seventh year. The talk will then focus on the concerns around carbon intensive sectors, and appropriate treatment of them that recognises the inevitably evolutionary nature of international participation, combined with the need for incentives to broaden international action.

Speaker: Prof Michael Grubb,  Chair of the international research organisation Climate Strategies, headquartered at Cambridge University where he is also a Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Economics. He is a leading expert in industry competitiveness under the EU ETS and has been leading research on industrial competitiveness and carbon leakage for the last four years.

Panel: Prof Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne & Prof John Daley CEO, Grattan Institute

Thursday 14 April 2011 Registration at 6:15 pm Seminar 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, The University of Melbourne
Cnr Swanston Street and Monash Road Carlton 3010

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Who are the (un)intended losers from emissions trading?

Posted in Research by Devin Maeztri on October 15th, 2008

This abstract was recently listed on Australian Policy Online. To see the original document visit Who are the (un)intended losers from emissions trading?.

Who are the (un)intended losers from emissions trading?
David Richardson / The Australia Institute

Posted: 23-09-2008

The Introduction of an Emissions Trading Scheme has the potential to significantly reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, but the issue of which groups should be compensated, and by how much, is yet to be addressed. In this paper the Institute makes the case for providing substantial compensation to community groups, state and local governments, and even Commonwealth Departments. It argues that the increased cost of electricity, combined with the increase in prices more generally, will result in an increase in the cost of providing government and community services. Rather than providing greater compensation to the big polluters, this paper spell out the need to instead provide compensation to those organisations that provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable groups in the community.

To read the full document visit Who are the (un)intended losers from emissions trading? – download full document