Fair Climate Policy at Global and Regional Level?

Location: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) , Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 2 Starting on 03 June 2022 at 13:00
Type Lecture / discussion
Speaker • Eugénia Da Conceição-Heldt, Professorin TU München • Ottmar Edenhofer, Professor TU Berlin, MCC, PIK • Gabriel Felbermayr, Direktor WIFO, Professor WU Wien • Leonore Gewessler, Österreichische Klimaschutzministerin • Marcus Wadsak, Moderation, ORF
Organizer Department Economics
Contact econ-events@wu.ac.at

High-profile Conference on Transformation of the global energy system

Final Conference of the Project “The Role of Structural Change and Distributional Effects” (ROCHADE)

Do ambitious climate policies prevent economic development? Do rising CO2 prices burden poor households in the global South in particular? These questions will be discussed with leading international scholars researching the development and distributional impacts of climate policy and the transformation of the global energy system.

9:30–9:45    Opening Remarks – Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, WU Vienna, WIFO

9:45–10:30 Mitigation policies in a globalized and developing world: the role of structural change and distributional effects (ROCHADE) – Prof. Jan Steckel, BTU Cottbus, MCC

10:30–10:45 Break

10:45–11:15 Putin’s war, distributional justice and climate policy options – Lessons from an optimal

taxation model for Germany – Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, TU Berlin, MCC, PIK

11:15–11:45 Global energy regime complexity: the challenges ahead – Prof. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, TU Munich

11:45–12:15 Feasibility of climate change mitigation in the real world – Prof. Jessica Jewell, Chalmers University of Technology  

Later on that day there will be a high-profile panel discussion in German.

Please note
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask is no longer mandatory in all public areas and at events. This also eliminates the need to require a PCR test that is no more than 48 hours old from all participants instead of an FFP2 mask requirement. Of course, the mask can still be worn voluntarily, it is still recommended.

  • Since there is a limited number of seats in Ceremonial Hall 2, the “First Come First Served” principle applies when choosing a seat.

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