TRI-CC Conference - Chuck Verrill (2011)

By Chuck Verrill on November 22, 2011

Verrill describes current research on GHG intensity standards as an alternative to border measures or free allocation in dealing with competitiveness and leakage concerns. He asks: Are they legal? Effective?

These video clips are a record of the presentations and discussion from IISD's October 13, 2011 conference: Trade, Investment and Climate Change: Searching for progress on key issues. The conference took place at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the course of a single day, and featured high level speakers from a broad array of backgrounds, addressing three related topics: green industrial policy (such as subsidies for renewables); new thinking on competitiveness and leakage, and the potential role of the trade community in light of climate challenges and the ongoing impasse of the Doha negotiations.