Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex
MEP Mohammed Chahim, Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
Rafael Loss, Coordinator for Pan-European Data Projects, European Council on Foreign Relations
Thijs Vandenbussche, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
One of the key measures announced under the European Union’s (EU) Green Deal was the proposal for a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). Although the design of CBAM has not yet been announced with several options still on the table, the proposal has already stirred up debate. Reactions have been mixed: several partners of the EU have either called for a review of the mechanism and the United States’ climate envoy, John Kerry, called on the EU to postpone its decision on CBAM until after the United Nations’ 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow later this year. Reactions from inside the EU’s Member States have also been mixed.
This Policy Dialogue will consider international reactions to the competing policy designs for CBAM, opportunities for cooperation with international partners and the role of international fora in its development such as the WTO and the forthcoming COP26. The discussion will draw on the findings of the ECFR’s policy brief “Europe’s green moment: How to meet the climate challenge”.
In cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and Connecting Europe.