Release of policy paper within the study project on distributional impacts of Carbon Pricing in CEE
As part of the "Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing in CEE" project, ideas into energy has published its latest policy paper, which addresses the policy options available to German decision-makers to ensure that the European green transition, which relies primarily on market-based carbon pricing mechanisms, is equitable and leaves no one behind. The paper outlines the macro- and micro-economic implications of introducing an ambitious nationwide carbon tax in Germany, together with similar policies across Central and Eastern Europe, and clearly identifies the economic sectors and population groups most likely to be disproportionately affected. Building on months of stakeholder engagement, including a national workshop in Berlin and several roundtables, the paper proposes actionable solutions that could increase the long-term effectiveness and efficiency of German carbon taxes.
The final version of the paper includes comprehensive feedback obtained throughout the years 2023, across a series of webinars and closed-door meetings with relevant stakeholders, including a public event in Berlin, held on the 10th of February 2023 at Hotel Aquino. The agenda of that particular event can be accessed here.