German researchers, NGOs urge changes to domestic ETS to help it gain social acceptance, prep it for EU transition

Published 18:15 on February 17, 2022  /  Last updated at 01:33 on April 8, 2022  / Federica Di Sario /  EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

German citizens should already get rebate payments from the country's carbon pricing on buildings and road transport rather than the government's pledged 2026 start to its ‘Klimageld’ social compensation mechanism, according to an NGO-commissioned report published on Thursday.

A number of simple modifications should be made to Germany’s domestic emissions trading scheme in order to facilitate the transition to a European-level programme, researchers said this week.

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