Quantifying the Benefits of EU Energy and Climate Policy

European Cooperation Can Reduce Costs of Climate Action

Policy Brief
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The European Emissions Trading System is a cornerstone of the EU climate policy and its development is set until 2030. However, it is unclear what will happen afterwards. A new Policy Brief compares three different scenarios: Rapid Decarbonization, 2050 Climate Neutral and a Break scenario. The simulations quantify the total benefits of a joint European effort at EUR 248 billion between 2024 and 2050. In the worst-case scenario, total costs could reach EUR 8.629 trillion.