Results and recommendations from the project “Social acceptance of a CO₂ price for energy consumption (COreFAKTEN)”
CO₂ pricing is considered an efficient means of combating climate change. But does it have the support of the German population? What does it mean for those groups who are affected by this political instrument and have to reckon with additional expenditure? What role does income play? What recommendations are there for the implementation and communication of CO₂ pricing?
This paper summarises research on these questions. The findings come from the project “Social acceptance of a CO₂ price for energy consumption (COreFAKTEN)”, which was funded as part of the Energy Transition and Society program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (2020-2021).
The project was carried out jointly by adelphi, RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) and by an advisory board made up of experts in climate and energy.