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Event: Can carbon markets solve the climate crisis?

28 October 2021 | 12.00-13.30


Published October 10, 2021

Join Professor Steffen Boehm, who has recently co-edited the open access book Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis, in conversation with Professor Aviel Verbruggen about the role of carbon markets in climate policy. Professor Verbruggen is author of Pricing Carbon Emissions: Economic Reality and Utopia, which provides disruptive, novel insight into concepts and practices of carbon pricing. The webinar will approach topics such as how vested interests impede sustainable development, the role of opacity and secrecy in the EU emissions trading system, the flaws in the Integrated Assessment Models used by IPCC Working Group III, how Cap and Trade is a cardboard façade for free permit assignments and administrative price fixing, and why the Fit for 55 package under the European Green Deal will see fossil fuel companies share in the lucrative system for financing their phase-out. Responses to Professor Verbruggen’s talk will be provided by Dr Patrick Bayer, from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Dr Rebecca Pearse from Australian National University.