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Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue: Emission Trading System  

In partnership with the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is organising the Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue on the Emission Trading System.

On 14 July 2021 the European Commission put forward the 'Fit for 55' package as a response to the heightened ambitions within the EU on climate action. The package, consisting of 14 proposals for new and revised pieces of legislation on climate, environment and energy, revolves around a revitalized approach on carbon pricing as its central element. The proposal for the revision of the Emission Trading System underlines the approach that all sectors should contribute to the transition towards climate neutrality and reaffirms the EU 2030 and 2050 climate targets through a stricter curve in carbon prices. Already the topic of many discussions within the European framework, the revised ETS could have a profound impact on all levels of government and citizens alike.

The Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue on the Emission Trading System aims to bring together all levels of government in order to provide concrete and relevant feedback on this topic. The main issues to be tackled are:

  • Is carbon pricing an adequate instrument to drive the European Union towards its medium and long-term climate goals?
  • Is the proposed revision of the ETS consistent and coherent with the rest of the 'Fit for 55' package and other EU priorities, such as ensuring a just transition, preserving the European natural capital, promoting sustainable mobility etc.?
  • What are the main challenges of the reinforced ETS and how can they be overcome?
  • Are the principles of active subsidiarity and multi-level governance adequately represented within the revision of the ETS?

The event will take place on:
6 December 2021 from 10.00 p.m. until 1.00 p.m.
as a remote event via Interactio

Interpretation is provided for the following languages: EN, DE, FR, ES, IT, PL.

Viewers will connect using the following link:


The event will be open to public viewership.

The viewer link will be made available on this page some days before the event.

Should you wish to receive the viewer link directly, please register to the event no later than Friday, 3 December 2021, 1.00 p.m.

The event agenda and all additional documents may be found in the sidebar on the right.

The Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue is part of the Green Deal Going Local initiative. This dialogue is the CoR contribution to the implementation of the "Multilevel Climate and Energy Dialogue" as can be found in the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action (EU) 2018/1999.

Contact Person: Mario Grubišić
Organizer: ENVE secretariat


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