Safeguarding Europe's climate protection

Safeguarding Europe's climate protection

The new MCC Policy Brief on carbon leakage, free riding and border carbon adjustment: how can the EU handle that others are doing less to mitigate climate change? Due to the corona crisis, the topic is now gaining in relevance.

Carbon pricing: expert report for the German Climate Cabinet

Carbon pricing: expert report for the German Climate Cabinet

Our comprehensive report "Options for a carbon pricing reform", supplementary analyses on distribution effects and international experiences, FAQ and quite a bit more – clearly arranged on our topic page.

Science explained for everyone

Science explained for everyone

On our Blog, MCC researchers communicate crucial information about their lastest scientific findings in an easy-to-digest way. Topics include, for example, coal, carbon pricing, negative emissions, and development.

MCC Europe's best climate think tank

MCC Europe's best climate think tank

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has ranked the MCC among the top ten think tanks worldwide for the fourth consecutive year. In Europe, the institute has been ranked number one.

EU-ETS will need tweaking after climate treaty

“The polluter pays” is the main principle in emissions trading. However, despite being the central pillar of EU climate protection, emissions trading has become a betting shop for policy decisions. A new study shows that the EU emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) is controlled by announcements rather than by supply and demand. MCC researchers suggest the introduction of a minimum price.
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