EUKI Shorts: Carbon Pricing for Buildings and Transport

Published: 03 May 2022

About this EUKI Shorts

In the summer of 2021, the European Commission proposed a set of regulations to help achieve the goals established in the Green Deal: the “Fit for 55” package. Within this package is the proposal of extending the emissions trading system to the buildings and transport sectors, also known as ETS II, seeing as that they account for almost 60% of the EU’s emissions. However, some European countries, especially in CEE, are reluctant towards the proposed mechanism. In our web seminar three experts from CEE will discuss on their perspectives, concerns and ideas surrounding the implementation of the ETS II within their country. 


  • Aleksander ŚniegockiChief Executive Officer at the Polish Reform Institute​
  • Kateřina DavidováProject Coordinator at the Czech Center for Transport and Energy ​
  • Andreea Vornicu-ChiraExpert at the Romanian Center for the Study of Democracy ​
  • Michael ThemannPolicy Officer at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action 

What topics does this EUKI Shorts cover?

  • A short outline of the current political debates surrounding the ETS II in the countries present.​
  • A discussion about what measures need to be taken in order to grow the acceptability of the instrument throughout the country.​
  • A debate about the design of the Social Climate Fund, its goals, and the alleviation of poorer households.

What‘s the duration of this tutorial?

13 min in 3 short videos