Pricing Carbon: The Silver Bullet for the Energy Transition? Conference of the Energy Chair (Politics and Governance Department) and the Economics Department


Monday 18.11.19
09:45 to 16:00


Auditorium 1
Verversdijk, Bruges campus
Verversdijk 16
8000 Brugge

On 18 November 2019, the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy Policy of the Department of Political and Governance Studies (College of Europe) and the Climate Economics Chair (CEC, Université Paris Dauphine, on invitation of the European Economic Studies Department of the College of Europe) will jointly organise a conference entitled "Pricing Carbon: The Silver Bullet for the Energy Transition?".

The conference will be introduced by Prof. Dr. Béatrice DUMONT (Head of the Department of European Economic Studies at the College of Europe), Prof. Dr. Dirk BUSCHLE (Chairholder of the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy Policy) and Prof. Dr. Marc BAUDRY (Senior Research Fellow at the CEC and Head of the Economics Department at Université Paris Nanterre).




9.45       Setting the Scene: Beatrice DUMONT/Dirk BUSCHLE/Marc BAUDRY

10.00    The Economics of Carbon Markets (Moderated by Raphaël TROTIGNON, CEC)

  • Simon QUEMIN, Climate Economic Chair;
  • Beat HINTERMANN, Professor at University of Basel;
  • Philippe CHAUVEAU, Head of Solvay Climate Strategy;

11.00    Coffee Break

11.30    The Challenges of Implementing Carbon Taxes (Moderated by Dirk BUSCHLE)

  • Raphael HEFFRON, Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee;
  • Michael MEHLING, Professor at University of Strathclyde School of Law;
  • Lisa RYAN, ESIPP lecturer in energy economics, Energy Institute, University College Dublin;

12.30    Lunch Break

13.30    Interlude: The European Emission Trading Scheme: From Zero to Hero? (Moderated by Dirk BUSCHLE)

  • Jos DELBEKE, Professor at the European University Institute;
  • Kristian RUBY, Secratary General at Eurelectric;
  • Daniel NACHTIGALL, Economist, OECD;

14.15 Carbon Markets and Innovation (Moderated by Anna CRETI, CEC)

  • Massimiliano MAZZANTI, Professor at University of Ferrara;
  • Marc BAUDRY, Climate Economics Chair;

15.15    Carbon Markets and Trade (Moderated by Dirk BUSCHLE)

  • Hans BERGMAN, Head of Unit ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, European Commission DG CLIMA;
  • Miguel MUNOZ, Head of Climate Policies, Iberdrola;
  • Stefan E. WEISHAAR, Professor University of Groningen (tbc);

16.00    Farewell


The conference is open to the public. Attendance to the conference is free upon registration in the form below before 14 November, 17h00. 

We kindly ask you to inform us ahead at energy.chair [at] if you cannot make it to the conference.

For further information, please contact Thijs VANDENBUSSCHE.

The event is organised at the College of Europe by the Department of European Political and Governance Studies (which houses the Energy Chair) and the Department of European Economic Studies.



The Energy Chair is kindly sponsored by IBERDROLA


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