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Climate Change: Are Border Adjustment Measures only the Third-Best Option (Out of Three)?

Climate Change: Are Border Adjustment Measures only the Third-Best Option (Out of Three)?

TimeLoc
15 September 2008
Berlin
Germany

Border Adjustment Measures (BAM) have been discussed as a tool to equalize costs that industries with stringent greenhouse gas requirements have to bear, as some international competitors do not face these costs and allegedly enjoy a free ride. At a workshop of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf and Michael Mehling discussed whether BAM are an adequate tool to address competitiveness concerns arising from the EU's ambitious climate change policies.

In the presentation, Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf and Michael Mehling ask various critical questions, which yet await a sufficient answer. The calculation of BAM raises particularly difficult questions.

A paper [pdf, 30 KB, English]  summarizes the most relevant findings.


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Date
15 September 2008
Location
Berlin, Germany
Keywords
Climate Change, Border Adjustment Measures, BAM, greenhouse gases, competitiveness