Monday 18.11.19


College of Europe, Bruges campus
Aud. 1 – Verversdijk 16, 8000 Brugge


09:45 to 16:00

Upcoming Event

Pricing Carbon: The Silver Bullet for the Energy Transition?

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

The conference will take place in the premises of the College of Europe in Bruges (Aud. 1 Verversdijk 16, 8000 Brugge) from 09:45 – 16:00 and is open to externals upon registration below.

The conference will be introduced by prof. Dr. Béatrice Dumont (Head of Department of the Economics Department 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).


09.45 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


Monday 18.11.19



09:45 to 16:00


College of Europe,
Bruges campus
Aud. 1 – Verversdijk 16,
8000 Brugge

Places for this event are limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
The deadline for registration is
14 November 2019, 17:00.