N. Macedonia to introduce internal CO2 pricing by 2024 – minister
Date: May 19th 2022
Author: Maja Žuvela
North Macedonia aims to implement an internal mechanism to price carbon emissions next year or in 2024 at the latest, its environment and physical planning minister Naser Nuredini said on Wednesday.“We are preparing a new law on climate change, and we are looking to introduce carbon pricing into our new law, a transitional one, which we will hopefully try to align with the EU carbon pricing methodology by 2030,” Nuredini said at an event on the future of carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), organised by the Energy Community in Brussels.
Waitz pointed out that due to the energy crisis, a large portion of the electricity generated by 18 Western Balkan coal-fired power plants is currently being exported to the EU. Those coal-fired plants are the biggest polluters in Europe, responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year, he said.
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