German-Israeli Forum for Environment and Sustainability

A platform to deliberate the transition to a decarbonized and sustainable society

The European-Israeli Forum for Environment and Sustainability focuses on fostering exchange of ideas and best practices among researchers and practitioners in Israel and Europe to address the urgent challenge of climate change and its impact on the ecological system. Our goal is to promote cooperation and knowledge sharing in the field of environment and sustainability, drive progress towards a more sustainable future.

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Pricing carbon


Both in Germany and internationally, the debate on the pricing of greenhouse gas emissions is experiencing a renaissance. However, an enlightened and realistic discussion of ways and means is needed so that CO2 pricing instruments can play a stronger role in climate policy. In this study, climate and energy expert Felix Chr. Matthes of the Öko-Institut examines the relevant elements of a CO2 pricing strategy. He gives an overview of design criteria and mechanisms of action.