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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, as in the proposal of the European Commission, based on the recently published Staff Climate Note on Carbon Pricing by the International Monetary Fund.
- Introduction by Karel Lannoo, CEO, CEPS
- Gerassimos Thomas, Director General, DG TAXUD European Commission
- Jennifer Hillman, Professor, Georgetown Law Centre
- James Roaf, Assistant Director, IMF Fiscal Affairs. IMF
- Milan Elkerbout, Research Fellow, CEPS