The ultimate answer to the question on whether climate change can be tackled without ditching economic growth depends on our willingness to step up climate action massively.
Who should bear more and who less of the burden achieving climate policy goals?
Why the sudden spike in European electricity and gas prices?
The notion of degrowth to reduce greenhouse gas emissions appears unrealistic; decoupling of emissions from growth is in principle possible but requires unprecedented efforts.
Surging natural gas prices in Europe, driven by rising demand and tight supply, are pushing up electricity prices; to prevent volatility, governments need to commit more clearly to a low-carbon future.
Increasing green public investment while consolidating deficits will be a central challenge of this decade. A green fiscal pact would address this tension, but difficult trade-offs remain.
The technical and political conditions are ideal for the creation of a climate club to catalyse tougher climate action worldwide.
The world awaits China's concrete plan on carbon reduction, but the country is following its own pace.
Climate change and taxes may be some of the only true certainties in life. To protect ourselves better, we should make careful choices on how they interact.
Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 2 - Who should be responsible for providing crucial infrastructure for decarbonisation and how should it be managed?
Despite different strategies, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Japan all expect hydrogen to play a significant role in the decarbonisation of their economies by expanding its use in energy and transport systems.
The size and scope of investments needed to reach net zero will have significant macroeconomic implications.