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Assessing the Effectiveness of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms

 Large disparities in carbon pricing between countries leads to concerns over competitiveness and emissions leakage. Carbon border adjustment mechanisms are potentially effective instruments for addressing such disparities. Design details, however, are critical. For example, limiting coverage to energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries facilitates administration. Initial benchmarking of carbon border adjustment mechanisms on domestic emissions intensities helps ease the transition for trading partners with emission-intensive production. It is also important to consider how to apply CBAs across countries with different approaches to emissions mitigation. This event will present extensive analytical and quantitative analysis on the rationale, design, and impact of carbon border adjustment mechanisms, for example, as recently proposed by the European Commission. 

October 22nd, 2021 3:00 PM through  4:30 PM
CEPS (online),
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
Event Info
Meeting ref
Responsible Mr. Karel Lannoo
Secretary Ms. Silvia Donizetti