Bipartisan Policy Center – The Political, Climate, and Economic Arguments for a Border Carbon Adjustment

BPC is hosting a public virtual event on the future of U.S. climate and trade policy, including the possibility of enacting a border carbon adjustment (BCA). There is concern that climate policies enacted in the United State could put U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage relative to countries that do not. A BCA is a trade tool that levels the field for domestic manufacturers by imposing a fee on carbon-intensive products when they reach the border. A BCA can have the additional benefit of incentivizing other countries to enact their own climate policies. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) will discuss his FAIR Transition and Competition Act which would create a Border Carbon Adjustment in the United States. Additional speakers will discuss the U.S. carbon advantage, the domestic politics of the broader policy, and the possibility of creating a “carbon club” with other economies with similar policies.

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Keynote remarks by:

Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA)
U.S. House of Representatives

Panel discussion with:

Sarah Stewart
Executive Director, Silverado Policy Accelerator

Michael Mehling
Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT

Catrina Rorke
Vice President for Policy, Climate Leadership Council

George David Banks
Fellow, BPC

Moderated by:

Xan Fishman
Director of Policy and Carbon Management, BPC Energy Project

Date

Nov 02 2021
Expired!

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

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Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)
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