The EU Emissions Trading System: A Sleeping Giant

17 septembre 2018

The EU Emissions Trading System is failing at incentivizing low-carbon innovation needed to reach decarbonization by mid-century. Current research suggests that regulatory uncertainty of the EU ETS keeps its market participants from considering the long-term goals behind the emissions trading system. Different reform options are at hand to enhance long-term regulatory credibility and revive the world’s largest climate policy instrument.

Rafael Postpischil

In Limbo: Protecting Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

12 septembre 2018

In the wake of the first few hundred Syrian refugees voluntarily returning from Lebanon to war-torn Syria, it is imperative that Lebanon reassesses its obligations as a host country. Whilst it is unlikely that Lebanon will become party to the refugee convention, an updated Memorandum of Understanding with the UNHCR could be the solution.

Charlotte Massey

Getting It Right With Oil

2 août 2018

Ghana is losing revenue from its oil resources due to ineffective taxation, bad contracts and institutional weakness. It requires contract renegotiation and implementation of a wind-fall profit tax in order to maximize revenue from the country’s oil.

Isaac Newton Bortey

To Succeed, Cap-and-trade Must Be Revamped

14 juillet 2018

At first glance, climate change seems an intractable problem. Cap-and-trade could provide the solution. But first, it needs reforms and better communication.

Luke Sherman

Keeping up with China’s Clean Energy Revolution

19 avril 2018 Energie et environnement

China is taking a leading role in the clean energy transition and improving its position in renewable energy innovation. The EU must engage with China in renewable energy research and development if it wants to accelerate the clean energy transition and drive global climate change action.

Jill van de Walle

Getting Your Own House In Order

30 mars 2018

In episode 8 of our policycorner.org podcast series Serafine Dinkel discusses her article “Getting Your Own House In Order“. We discuss the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian contexts, especially in light of recent scandals involving employees of Oxfam and the United Nations. We discuss the difficulties of handling these challenges, the insufficient […]

Serafine Dinkel & Felix Hoffmann

Anthropoeconomics Full Panel Discussion

22 mars 2018

Listen to the full panel discussion from our event on Anthropoeconomics. An interdisciplinary panel discusses inequality from a variety of perspectives and sheds light on future challenges and possible solutions. The panel includes: – George Bauer, 1st winner of the Essay Competition on Rethinking Economic Policy (Title of the Essay: “Back to the Future – […]

Felix Hoffmann

Getting Your Own House In Order

14 mars 2018 Droits de l'Homme et droit international

The humanitarian sector has been lagging behind in preventing sexual harassment and abuse committed between humanitarian workers. In the aftermath of the Oxfam scandal, the issue is gaining momentum. But words must be followed by the implementation of robust counter-policies.

Serafine Dinkel

Taming the Dragon? Europe and the AIIB

28 février 2018 Politique économique

As China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank becomes a recognized instrument of global economic governance, European Union member states should use their voting power to influence the Bank’s agenda and practices. However, Europe must be aware of certain limitations.

Balázs Kiss

Fossil Fuels: The Case For Ending Producer Subsidies

27 février 2018

Our guest in this epsiode is Tim Pfefferle, one of the winners of our writing competition on new economic thinking. We discuss his article on fossil fuels and producer subsidies, their detrimental impact on climate change and global climate governance as well as possible ways out of this quagmire. We also talk about the European Investment Bank and their largest investment in the energy sector ever – €1.5 billion for a gas pipeline.

Tim Pfefferle & Felix Hoffmann