Main Results of the Survey:

  • Price expectations for European Union Allowances (EUAs) were corrected upwards and depict a positive trend in the medium and long term.
  • The EU ETS generated only weak incentives for firms to implement carbon abatement measures.
  • In previous years, the regulated companies increased their emission allowance trading activity. This trend was reversed in 2014.
  • Only 15 per cent of the respondents see it as likely that an international climate agreement will be reached at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
  • A binding international climate agreement is considered to be less harmful for companies’ competitiveness than Europe-wide or national climate actions.
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Authors

Gallier, Carlo
Heindl, Peter
Osberghaus, Daniel
Brockmann, Karl Ludwig
Dieckhöner, Caroline