On gains, losses, and trade-offs: the case of Border Carbon Adjustment

Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) is justifiably one of top priorities of the European Commission. With a ten-year deadline to drastically lower the GHG emissions, the Commission is planning to test the new measures already later this year, potentially starting with the industries producing steel, cement, and aluminum.

Inevitably, there is a lot of negative commentary surrounding the proposal – critics argue that the emerging countries’ industries will be put at a disadvantage, they wonder if the BCA is WTO-compatible, and finally, they question the very feasibility of the implementation of the tax.

At this event we bring together experts from multiple fields and research organisations in order to unpack and examine the issue of the BCA from all possible perspectives.

At the event we shall ask:

  • What are the options for a BCA implementation?
  • What will be the economic implications?
  • How will it comply with the WTO and EU trade laws?
  • How will the EU’s trade partners react?

Aside from answering these questions, we will also consider the way forward, and try and determine what further research is necessary.

This event will be livestreamed. There is no need to register for the livestream.

Date

Mar 05 2020

Time

12:30 - 15:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 05 2020
  • Time: 06:30 - 09:00

Cost

Free

Location

BRUEGEL
RUE DE LA CHARITÉ 33, BRUSSELS,

Organizer

Bruegel
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