PODCAST – Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: its design and implementation

An interview with Peter Vis (Rud Pedersen Public Affairs and School of Transnational Governance)

This is the second episode of the podcast series “Spot on Climate” of the Climate area of the Florence School of Regulation. In this podcast, Research Associate Albert FERRARI converses with Peter VIS, Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs and Senior Research Associate at the School of Transnational Governance. This second episode focuses on the rationale and the challenges behind the possible Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) through a discussion on these two questions:

  • What are your recommendations to implement it?
  • Under which conditions could we do without it?

The European Commission will be presenting in June 2021 a proposal for a CBAM for certain imported products to reduce the risk of carbon leakage, which is the risk of companies transferring production to countries that are less strict about emissions. With a CBAM, the price of imports would reflect more accurately their carbon content. This would ensure that the EU’s climate objectives are not undermined by production relocating to countries with less ambitious policies.

  • Listen to the interview, stay tuned for the next episode of Spot On Climate and discover more podcasts on our FSR Soundcloud channel.

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