In its role as a scientific think tank, MCC recommends carbon pricing as a core instrument of climate policy. It can be socially balanced, as our carbon price calculatorshows (see screenshot above). In the months leading up to the German climate package in 2019, MCC held intensive talks with ministries, the Chancellery, and various interest groups; the expert report "Options for a Carbon Pricing Reform" developed at the institute was presented to the Climate Cabinet in the presence of the Chancellor. The MCC continuously provides further contributions, and is in exchange with policymakers and other stakeholders nationally and internationally.
Exertises and working papers
MCC working paper "Systematische Verteilungsanalyse zur Wärmewende: Welche Haushalte tragen die Kosten und wie kann die Entlastung aussehen?" (Systematic distribution analysis on the heat transition, German), June 2023
MCC working paper "CO2-Bepreisung zur Erreichung der Klimaneutralität im Verkehrs- und Gebäudesektor: Investitionsanreize und Verteilungswirkungen" (Carbon pricing consistent with climate neutrality in the transport and building sectors, German), April 2023