Energy Transition & Carbon Pricing

The Latest Trends & Best Practices

Public Course

Energy Transition & Carbon Pricing


Thursday 9 January 2025, 10:00-16:00 (CET)

Where and how?

Online (MS Teams)


1,250.00 excl. VAT

Energy transition and Carbon Pricing are at the forefront of governments and businesses all across the globe to transition to a Zero carbon world. Better pricing of carbon emissions is essential for this. This means putting a price tag on more emissions, and raising prices.
The main carbon pricing instruments are carbon taxes, carbon crediting mechanisms and emissions trading systems (ETS). An ETS is a system whereby companies must buy credits to be allowed to emit carbon. Companies can then trade these credits.

During this highly interactive 1 day Lecture we will deal with the key policy issues and the latest trends and best practices in the energy transition across the globe as well as carbon pricing.


Learning Objectives

  • How will the Climate Change Transition proceed
  • Insights into the global emission markets
  • The importance of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
  • Trading in voluntary (non-compliance) offsets
  • The ins and outs of Carbon pricing & taxation


About the tutor

Kasper Walet is a a renowned advisor, author and tutor for over 20 years about the energy transition, emissions trading and carbon pricing to corporates, regulators and universities from all over the world.



Latest on Energy Transition

  • Net zero carbon targets
  • Economic impacts of climate change
  • Situation after COP 27
  • Game changing technologies and innovations in the next 5-10 years
  • Role Carbon Tax and Carbon Trading
  • Impact Article 6 Paris agreement and carbon pricing
  • ESG and funding by banks
  • Green Investment
  • Sustainability Reporting

Renewables Growth issues

  • Impact rising clean energy investment
  • New Energy Bills
    • IRA in US and Green Deal in Europe
  • Grid decarbonization outpacing electrification
  • Long­term oil demand outlook
  • Role critical minerals
  • Improving economics of energy storage and heat pumps
  • Transmission capacity issues
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Role Hydrogen & CCUS
  • Russia-China energy partnership
  • Methane tracking

Essentials of Carbon Pricing

  • Concept of carbon pricing
  • Main types of carbon pricing
  • Emissions trading system (ETS)
  • Carbon tax
  • Offset mechanisms
  • Internal Carbon Pricing

Compliance Carbon Markets

  • Volumes & Prices global compliance markets
  • Latest on the EU ETS
  • Other ETSs across the globe

Carbon Taxation

  • EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)
  • Carbon Taxation across the globe
  • Proposal IMF

Voluntary carbon markets

  • Market size, prices and future developments
  • Removal vs. avoidance credits
  • Main standards
  • Verification issues
    • Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM)
    • Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity initiative (VCMI)
    • Recent credibility issues offsets
  • Issuances and retirement
  • Role Carbon Exchanges