The scientists promote a uniform CO2 pricing in the EU as a central guiding climate protection instrument across all sectors. The authors see the danger of trade policy distortions with the classic border adjustment. Therefore, border adjustment should only be introduced once the EU has established a uniform CO2 price across all sectors. The goal should be a global alliance with other countries on CO2 pricing.

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