Creating and Implementing Green Plans: EU Case Study

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Herman Sips, an environmental policy maker with the Netherlands and EU describes the EU Green Plan

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Creating and Implementing Green Plans: EU Case Study

  1. 1. Crises, Houses and lending policy Herman Sips October 16th 2008
  2. 2. Courtroad See you in court
  3. 3. Crises, what crisis? <ul><li>The time is ticking </li></ul><ul><li>It may effect billions of people </li></ul><ul><li>It is a system crises </li></ul><ul><li>The costs of non-action are higher then the costs of action </li></ul><ul><li>We need a global respons </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our capital
  5. 5. Crises
  6. 6. People: HJ Bodem Food, fibres Renewable Non renewables Abiotisch Sun, wind Fossils, minerals, metals Profit : products, services ,physical stocks Biotisch Biobased economy Flux-based economy Minerals-based economy t 4Footprint 5 Ecosystem services Space 1 2 3 E nergy Natural capitaal Design 6 Valuation planet
  7. 7. Opportunities <ul><li>Clean Clever Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Industrial Policy/SCP </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resource Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Climate and Energy package </li></ul>
  8. 8. Toprunners
  9. 9. “ It’s the environment stupid” <ul><li>A new inconvenient truth? </li></ul><ul><li>Decouple neg.impacts from resource use from GDP-growth </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge gathering, Pol.Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritisation </li></ul><ul><li>Targetsetting </li></ul>
  10. 11. Proposal Commission, jan 2008 <ul><li>Review EU ETS </li></ul><ul><li>Effort sharing non EU ETS </li></ul><ul><li>Directive on promotion of renewable energy (targets and trade) </li></ul><ul><li>Directive on carbon capture and storage (legislative framework, demonstration projects) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Proposal Commission <ul><li>A EU wide cap (40% of all emissions, 28 billion Euro) </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 allowances available in 2020: 1720 Mt </li></ul><ul><li>- 21% compared to 2005 emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Can be adjusted to stricter target </li></ul><ul><li>Increase scope: aviation to be included </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonised allocations rules </li></ul>
  12. 13. Proposal: allocation <ul><li>Basic principle for allocation is auctioning </li></ul><ul><li>Full auctioning power sector as of 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>Partial free allocation to industry- in principle fased out by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Report on carbon leakage by 2011 and make proposal if apprioate </li></ul><ul><li>Auctioning rights distributed to Member States: more rights to MS with lower GDP/capita </li></ul><ul><li>Earmarking of revenues?? </li></ul>

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