While the universally endorsed and widely ratified Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC aims to limit temperature increases to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, recent estimates indicate that countries' current added mitigation pledges only cover a third of the emissions reductions needed to achieve this goal.

To allow countries to scale up climate action at home without risking to see their efforts undermined by carbon leakage, some experts and policymakers are suggesting the introduction of border carbon adjustment measures.

While such measures have so far not been put to practice, the current climate urgency combined with the fact that the world’s largest economy and second largest emitter is now choosing to step aside has led John Odell, Professor Emeritus of International Relations with the University of Southern California, to revisit the border carbon adjustment topic.

At this talk, he will explain what a border carbon adjustment could look like if it is to be effective; compatible with the rules of the World Trade Organization; and sensitive to development considerations. These ideas are further elaborated in his recent think piece for ICTSD.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Date period: 
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 5:45pm to 7:15pm

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by Confindustria, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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Berlin, Germany
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:00pm

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by Confindustria, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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Prague, Czech Republic
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:00am

This is one of the outreach meetings of the 2018 State of the EU ETS Report, organised in 4 European capitals. During this meeting, the authors will present the Report and their findings through a presentation, after which the Report will be discussed in a roundtable setting with stakeholders. 

The “2018 State of the EU ETS” Report, the third of its kind, aims to provide such an independent contribution to the policy debate, which is needed to ensure that the EU ETS is “fit for purpose”. This Report discusses the current state of play in the EU ETS, analyses whether the system is performing and delivering, and discusses how the recently concluded Phase 4 review could affect its functioning from 2020 onwards.
 
This meeting is hosted by I4CE, and will take place at their premises. 
 
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Paris, France
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The 2018 State of the EU ETS Report is a joint initiative by ERCST/ICTSD, Nomisma Energia, I4CE, Wegener Center at the University of Graz and EcoAct

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 10:00am