Support for an impact assessment on measures to address the risk of carbon leakage in the light of any increase in carbon ambition
The European Green Deal sets out an increased climate ambition for at least 55% net greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) will be revised with the aim to increase its contribution to this new climate target. The report published in 2021 presents the findings of a study to support the European Commission in preparing elements of the impact assessment for the amendment of the EU ETS (Directive 2003/87/EC).
The purpose of this study was to support the assessment of a range of measures to address the risk of carbon leakage in light of the increase in climate ambition. There were two main tasks: Task 1 looked at different aspects affecting carbon leakage and developed policy options, while Task 2 supported the assessment of the potential impacts of shortlisted options.
The project has been carried out by a consortium of three organisations: Ricardo, Trinomics and Öko-Institut. Sean Healy and Verena Graichen contributed on behalf of Öko-Institut.