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CAN Europe Position on Essential ETS Reforms for post-2020

CAN Europe ETS reform position for post-2020 contains detailed recommendations on the following topics:


​1.     Making the ETS fit for purpose

1.1         Starting point for 2021 should be at actual emission levels
1.2         Permanent cancellation of allowances
1.3         Raising the Linear Reduction Factor 
1.4         Raising the target every five years
1.5         Preserving the domestic overall EU target: no use of international offsets, ETS linking only under certain conditions

2.     Ensuring rapid mitigation action

2.1         Unused allowances not to be used for new entrants
2.2         Allowing alternative policies and measures at national level 
2.3         Maximizing auctioning of allowances

3.     Stopping industry handouts and windfall profits

3.1         Phasing out free pollution permits and moving to 100% auctioning
3.2         Avoiding windfall profits
3.3         Benchmarks
3.4         Limiting the hand-out of free pollution permits to those really at risk
3.5         Indirect costs

4.     Funding Climate Action (not all sections in this chapter have been finalized yet)

4.1         Innovation fund (formally NER 300) 
4.2         Modernization fund
4.3         Article 10c
4.4         Auctioning revenues for EU and international climate action
4.5         Establishing International Climate Action Fund
4.6         Establishing a Just Transition Fund

5.     Ensuring ETS incentivizes only sustainable bioenergy use

6.     Addressing emissions from aviation and shipping

7.     Ensuring road transport reduces emission outside of the ETS

pdf CAN Europe ETS reform position 21-12-2016 (1.07 MB)

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