The Global Climate Policy Partnership: Decarbonizing Global Manufacturing

At the launch event of the Global Climate Policy Partnership, experts from around the world delve into a crucial component of the climate challenge—the manufacturing sector

Date

Sept. 22, 2022

Time

9 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

Event Series

RFF Live

Event Description

On September 22, 2022, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted the launch event of the Global Climate Policy Partnership, a global network of research institutions helping major economies and businesses achieve ambitious climate goals. During this webinar we delved into a crucial component of the climate challenge: the manufacturing sector. While one-fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions come from this sector, structuring policies to reduce these emissions is complicated by the fact that manufactured products are often traded on competitive international markets. National policies designed to reduce emissions inevitably raise the cost of production and can lead to lost domestic and international competitiveness, and the leakage of emissions to nations with less stringent emission reduction policies.

Both the European Union and the United States are developing policies that would impose tariffs on imported primary commodities and complex goods from nations deemed to have weak industrial emissions limitation policies. This virtual event, part of the Climate Week NYC 2022 activations, brought together global experts to review current policy proposals and discuss their implications for the climate challenge.

Speakers

  • Keigo Akimoto, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
  • Jos Delbeke, European University Institute School of Transnational Governance
  • Carolyn Fischer, Resources for the Future, World Bank | Slides
  • Michael Jakob, Ecologic Institute
  • Suzi Kerr, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Roberto Schaeffer, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Raymond Kopp, Resources for the Future (Moderator)

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