CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

Governing EU-Norwegian willingness to extract, combust and consume less carbon

The objective of this project is to identify how to best coordinate policies in the EU and Norway to maximise the overall effectiveness of their combined initiatives. A key challenge for unilateral policy initiatives in a global market place, even for a big coalition like the EU, is carbon leakage and competitiveness concerns.

To reduce leakage and competitiveness concerns, we focus on how the EU and Norway should target policies towards different points of the fossil fuel and emissions supply chain, from the point of extraction, to the point of combustion, and ultimately, the point of consumption of goods and services. Through this, we identify opportunities for optimising technologies and restructuring trade and industry.