According to the Council members, a central role must be played by the uniform and ambitious pricing of CO2 emissions. "It should be anchored as a guiding instrument of climate policy, initially in Germany and as quickly as possible at the European level."
In order for CO2 pricing to fully develop its incentive effect, the members of the Council of Experts advocate completely abolishing the EEG levy, which is associated with extreme bureaucracy, and reducing the electricity tax to a minimum.
To help innovations achieve a breakthrough, the Council members believe that companies' access to venture capital is crucial. Therefore, Europe must strengthen its financing ecosystem so that climate risks and opportunities can be properly priced into markets. In a joint climate club with important trading partners, the EU should also continue to drive forward climate policy.
Handelsblatt: "Wer CO2 ausstößt, soll dafür bezahlen"