9 EU Countries committed to strengthen and extend carbon pricing in Europe
On 12 December 2018, Denmark, France, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Sweden signed the declaration ”To strengthen and extend carbon pricing in Europe”. Declaration includes a so-called minimum price on CO2-emissions from power production and a price on CO2 in sectors outside the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, where many EU countries would like to work closely together on CO2-fees on heat and transport.
“All of Europe needs to agree on sending coal and fossil fuels on retirement and get wind turbines up and running. One of the best ways to do this is to let CO-emissions come with a financial cost. It is a simple and healthy principle: the polluter must pay. It is both fairer and more effective. That is why I, together with a number of the EU’s other green pioneers, have signed this declaration,” said the Minister of Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt. Find declaration here.