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In Erinnerung an Henrik Enderlein
Eine Würdigung von Jean Pisani-Ferry, 2. Juni 2021

VoxEU Pricing of carbon within and at the border of Europe - veröffentlicht am 6. Mai 2021

FAZ     Klimaschutz ohne Kompromisse Der Volkswirt - veröffentlicht am 10. Mai 2021

Franco-German cooperation in support of the European Green Deal:
pricing of carbon in and at the border of Europe - veröffentlicht am 27. April 2021


The European Union (EU) has proclaimed the Green Deal as its principal growth strategy, announcing as its key target to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. In consequence, effective immediately, member states will have to increase their efforts to reduce emissions, inducing steeply rising mitigation cost. The best coordination signal in this endeavor would be a uniform price on carbon which encompasses all actors, sectors, regions, and technologies. To ascertain that all goods consumed in the EU face the same carbon price, it is sensible to credibly prepare the implementation of border carbon adjustments (BCA) applied to imported goods. To preserve the EU’s self-conception of taking responsibility for the global climate it should refrain, however, from exempting exports from carbon pricing. A BCA mechanism should be considered by the EU only after having established a clear and credible uniform carbon pricing mechanism within its jurisdiction. This credibility is key to provide incentives to other countries, especially the US and China, to join a far-reaching international alliance for carbon pricing. 

A coordinated COVID response - 6. April 2020


It is in the interest of every EU member state that countries in the Union hit by the coronavirus are very quickly able to take the necessary measures to control the pandemic, help the economic recovery and prepare the transformation to a more sustainable and resilient European economy. In this context, the Franco-German Council of Economic Experts strongly endorses recent proposals made to respond at the European level in a coordinated manner to the COVID crisis. We believe that France and Germany should support them within the EU.

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