The European Roundtable on Climate Change Policy (ERCST) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, registered under Belgian law (as an ‘association sans but lucrative’), based in the heart of the European quarter in Brussels. More detailed information on ERCST can be found in the “Governance” chapter.

The mission of ERCST is to provide a neutral space where policymakers and regulators can meet stakeholders, and discuss climate change policy, including how to manage a sustainable transition to a low-carbon society. While focused on European climate policy, ERCST fully recognises, and incorporates in its activities and thinking, the global dimension of climate change policy.

The European Roundtable on Climate and Sustainable Transition aims to provide rigorous intellectual analysis, stemming from the experience and input of its staff, as well as other research available, and the input of the stakeholders who join its activities.

It represents its own views and strives to ensure in a very strict way its independence and integrity. ERCST aims to provide original ideas and research into European and international debates, which it can fully support through the logic of its arguments and the evidence that it can bring forward.