Linking Emissions Trading Systems

4 WEEK Online Course

In the context of the Paris Climate Agreement, there is today a strong need for enhanced international cooperation fostering emissions trading around the world. Based on the research of the project called LIFE DICET – Deepening International Cooperation for Emissions Trading*, this training will provide a better understanding of the regulation of carbon markets and the implications for their possible integration.

The Linking Emissions Trading Systems online course combines scientific and policy expertise to learn about the relevance and challenges of linking emissions trading systems (ETSs). The objective of this 4-week online course (26 October-21 November 2020) is to translate into practical learning the issues discussed in the Carbon Market Policy Dialogue of the LIFE DICET project and to bring them to a wider audience.

The participants in the training will gain knowledge about the theory of ETS linking as well as on the state-of-play of existing ETSs and of the Paris Agreement in its relevant aspects. Special attention will be devoted to the six ETSs represented in the Carbon Market Policy Dialogue (those of California, Quebec, EU, Switzerland, China and New Zealand) and to the implications of differences in environmental ambition and in price-control mechanisms for ETS linking.

Each week of the training includes recommended readings, quizzes, forum discussions, and a live class at the end. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with the instructors.


*LIFE DICET is a project co-financed by the EU LIFE Programme of the European Commission.

Course director
Simone Borghesi
Course co-director
Stefano Verde
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  • Dates
    26 Oct 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
  • Level
    Specialised
  • Type
    Online
  • Workload
    5 hours/week
  • Register by
    16 Oct 2020
Structure

Welcome live class: 26 October 12:00 noon CET

Week 1 (26 October – 1 November): Linking Emissions Trading Schemes: theory and state-of-play

Friday 30 October 12:00 CET: Live Class with William Acworth, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and Simone Borghesi, Director of FSR Climate

Week 2 (1 November – 8 November): ETS linking and Paris Agreement

Friday 6 November 12:00 CET: Live Class with Leonardo Massai, Climalia and Isabella Alloisio, Research Associate at FSR Climate

Week 3 (9 November – 15 November): ETSs with different environmental ambition: implications for linking

Friday 13 November 12:00 CET: Live Class with Baran Doda, Adelphi and Stefano Verde, Deputy Director of FSR Climate

Week 4 (16 November – 22 November): ETSs with different price-control mechanisms: implications for linking

Friday 20 November 12:00 CET: Live class with John Ward, Pengwern Associates and Giulio Galdi, Research Associate at FSR Climate

The course material will include reports and briefs relevant to the discussion, as well as video statements from various stakeholders involved in the LIFE DICET project. Each week has readings, video lectures introducing the key concepts of the week, forum discussions and quizzes, to assess the acquired knowledge.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you to:

  • Master the concept of linking ETSs, including the theory and state-of-play of existing ETSs
  • Learn how linkages between ETSs relate to the wider architecture of the Paris Agreement
  • Understand the implications of differences in environmental ambition for ETS linking
  • Assess the implications of different price-control mechanisms for ETS linking
  • Gather insights on how policymakers and stakeholders position themselves with regard to international carbon market cooperation
Target audience

The course is given in English and developed for: 

  • European and non-European policymakers
  • Officials working in international organisations
  • NGOs
  • Business executives
  • Researchers and scholars.
Certificates

At the end of the course, participants can earn a Certificate of Attendance, a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Excellence, depending of their performance and engagement throughout the course.

Fees

Free course

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