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EU climate policy and the Global South: Policy recommendations for a just energy transition

Students from Professor Goldthaus Energy Transition Course, together with the IASS Potsdam, developed recommendations on how countries of the Global South should deal with the EU climate policy, more precisely possible carbon taxes.

In order to achieve the Paris climate target of “well below 2 degrees” of global warming, the global energy system needs to decarbonize. This means switching from a fossil fuel-based system to one that relies on renewables and low carbon technologies. In the summer 2020, students at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy examined and assessed key aspects of the energy transition, including the green deal of the EU and possible carbon taxes and standards for the industry. In this video, they summarize their policy recommendations for some of the affected countries and the EU. The course was jointly led by Prof. Andreas Goldthau and by the ISIGET team at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam.