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The carbon border levy will drive EU steel transition

Technologies to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the iron and steel industries already exists and are scalable. Policies and measures in the EU must therefore incentivise development in this direction and do so quickly, writes Henrik Henriksson.

A united world order is needed to tackle the climate crisis

2022 has seen deepening divisions between countries, driven in part by the war in Ukraine and skyrocketing fuel and food prices. As policymakers look to tackle the climate crisis, they should focus on global, harmonised measures rather than bilateral decisions that could deepen divides, writes Carne Ross.
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“Affordable, green energy is the lifeblood of our industry, but our access to it is too limited,” says European Aluminium’s new Director General

Paul Voss, recently appointed Director General of European Aluminium, draws on his experience in the energy sector to answer questions about the impact of EU energy policy and the energy crisis on the aluminium industry.

United States lawmakers are at a CBAM tipping point

A levy on carbon-intensive products is in the works in the EU, which would mean producers of EU goods pay for their emissions wherever they are in the world. It will have a serious impact on Europe's trading partners, making dialogue and understanding crucial to its success, writes Mohammed Chahim after a visit to the US.
Europe's East 08-03-2022

The Russian war in Ukraine and the Green Deal

In the light of the change of paradigm brought by the Russian war in Ukraine, there is no reason to halt or denounce the Green Deal, but it makes a lot of sense to significantly amend it, writes Radan Kanev.
Climate change 10-01-2022

How an open climate club can generate carbon dividends for the poor

Germany-led G7 can boost decarbonisation together with climate justice, write Andreas Goldthau and Simone Tagliapietra.

How to make the EU’s carbon border tax effective and fair

As the EU steps up its efforts to introduce a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, it’s crucial that policymakers design the CBAM to support deep emission reductions while safeguarding the rights of less-privileged countries to develop, writes Agnese Ruggiero.
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Getting off the fence? The future of coal in the Western Balkans

Driven by ambitious targets and a set of sharp regulatory tools, the Green Deal is about to redefine the European economy and policy. As to be expected from a transformation of that magnitude, developments do not always follow a straight...
Energy 06-09-2021

Coal mine methane: a missed opportunity for EU’s CBAM

The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism had an opportunity to include methane in its scope and act against sources of the potent greenhouse gas, but this was left out of the final published draft. Future EU climate legislation cannot afford to make the same mistake, writes Anatoli Smirnov.

EU climate targets are undermined by ETS subsidies. They must end

Some industry groups have called to maintain free CO2 allowances in addition to the upcoming carbon border levy. Their addiction to subsidies must be brought to an end, otherwise Europe risks triggering a trade war that would also undermine the EU's climate leadership, write Connie Hedegaard and Pascal Lamy.

How to make a success of the EU carbon border adjustment

The EU has clearly fallen short in communicating its upcoming carbon border levy abroad, including on how it intends to use the revenues raised by it. Fortunately, it still has time to fix these shortcomings, write Anne Gläser and Oldag Caspar.

The EU carbon tax could create a new era of trade wars

Europe's carbon border levy to increase the cost of carbon-intensive goods entering the EU could push the Global South towards less restrictive trade deals, ultimately causing more harm to the environment, writes Muhammed Magassy.