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The Global Climate Policy Partnership: Decarbonizing Global Manufacturing

Carolyn Fischer | Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Suzi Kerr | Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Ray Kopp | International Climate Policy Director, Resources for the Future
Massimo Tavoni | Director, European Institute of Economics and the Environment
Event by: Resources for the Future (RFF), the European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), and the Global Climate Policy Partnership (GCPP)
Format
Virtual
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Language
English

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Global

United States

The Global Climate Policy Partnership: Decarbonizing Global Manufacturing
Join for 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’ll delve 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 hybrid event will bring together global experts to review current policy proposals and discuss their implications for the climate challenge.