This workshop with Sam Napolitano offered a platform for policy-makers and researchers to discuss further developments in carbon trading and other climate policy instruments. In his presentation Sam Napolitano, director of the Clean Air Markets Program of the US EPA, gave a wide overview of experiences with cap-and-trade systems in the US on state and regional level. In particular, he...Read more
European Emission trading of CO2 certificates started at the beginning of 2005. A totally new environmental policy instrument for the European market economy was introduced which has to be proven in the first allocation period from 2005-2007. The U.S. is considered to be the leader concerning Cap&Trade. First steps with the concept of marketable emission...Read more
This project convened about 350 participants from business, politics, academia and civil society in a series of 10 events. Ministers of Environment of the respective host country opened these meetings. These events were intended to prepare the ground for further discussion in the new EU Member States (NMS) and Candidate Countries (CC) on further climate change action (post-2012) and to create additional public awareness.