Aviel Verbruggen

Copenhagen Challenges


How can we limit CO2 emissions? There are many varied opinions on how this can be done. For many years Aviel Verbruggen has been closely involved with climate and energy policy. For example, he questions the emissions trading scheme (ETS) as a policy instrument in counteracting global warming. In this lecture he presents his views on the choices that could and should be made in Copenhagen.

Aviel Verbruggen (b. 1949) is an energy and environment economist. He has been a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations’ scientific forum that studies climate change, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.