THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CARBON PRICING POST COVID-19
The workshop will discuss the key aspects of the political economy of carbon pricing reform post Covid-19. Technical design and environmental effectiveness issues are integrated in a political economy perspective. Political economy aspects are broken down into several broad categories, including carbon leakage and competitiveness, household incidence, and employment impacts. The workshop will also consider the full set of carbon pricing tools against the background of the Covid-19 crisis, including for example fuel and carbon taxes, emissions trading, fossil fuel subsidy reform, border carbon adjustments, carbon contracts-for-difference, consumption charges and feebates.
Speakers include recognised technical specialists, economic and tax policy experts, and policymakers, to ensure a discussion that is anchored in the economic and political realities that shape the present climate and carbon pricing debate. The objective is to go beyond principles and identify concrete options for meaningful reform in the challenging economic situation during and after Covid-19.