Carbon Border Measures: Policies to Combat Leakage and Encourage Climate Ambition

A panel discussion delving into recent border measure proposals in the European Union and United States


Nov. 9, 2021


9:00–10:00 a.m. ET

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RFF Live

Event Details

Border measures have made headlines in recent months as countries pursue policies that square global climate action with international economic activity. These measures aim to create a more even playing field across international trade by preventing leakage of economic activities away from countries with ambitious climate policies.

This RFF Live event on November 9, 2021, tapped experts across three continents to discuss recent border measure proposals across the European Union and in the United States. As conversations unfolded at COP26, this webinar explored border measures and their impact on competitiveness, carbon leakage, and economic activity in developing countries.


  • Keigo Akimoto, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
  • Jos Delbeke, European University Institute, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Carolyn Fischer, World Bank, Resources for the Future
  • Suzi Kerr, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Massimo Tavoni, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment
  • Ray Kopp, Resources for the Future (Moderator)

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