Building Bridges: Border carbon adjustment and the multilateral trading system
This session is being organized by IISD and will bring together leading policy experts to look at border carbon adjustments (BCAs), otherwise known as carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs). This climate policy tool, which has a profound impact on international trade, has increasingly drawn public attention in recent months. This session will seek to look beyond the headlines to examine the possibility of building common ground and best practices in the design and implementation of BCAs. Panellists will consider what elements are good candidates for common ground, ask where discussions might take place, and consider what prospects there are for this common ground to act as a bridge between the objectives and principles of climate change action and the multilateral trading system, with particular attention to the principles of special and differential treatment and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.
- Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, IISD
- Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
- Arunabha Ghosh, Founder/CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
- Professor Xiankun Lu, Founder and Managing Director, LEDECO Centre Swiss
- Alice Tipping, Lead, Sustainable Trade and Fisheries Subsidies, IISD
Trade and Sustainability Hub
Taking place on the sidelines of the WTO's Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12), IISD's Trade and Sustainability Hub is a mostly virtual event focused on policy issues at the intersection of trade and sustainable development.
COP 26 Side Event | The Subsidy Swap: Reform and reallocate subsidies from fossil fuels to deliver a fair energy transition
This hybrid COP 26 Nordic Pavilion side event will explore the case for reforming fossil fuel subsidies and reallocating funds to clean energy.
COP 26 Halfway Point Webinar
Midway through the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, join the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team to analyze the progress made and what hurdles remain.
COP 26 Side Event: Shifting Public Support and Policies Towards a Clean and Just Energy Transition in the Global South
This COP 26 side event hosted by IISD, GIZ, and IASS explores the potential for a fossil-free, clean, and just development pathway in the Global South.