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November 29, 2018

Berlin Seminar

The role of trade policy for implementing the Paris Agreement


November 29, 2018
12:30 - 14:30


Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


Aaron Cosbey, Malte Bornkamm, Susanne Dröge, Karsten Neuhoff

Trade policy has been in the headline news throughout this year. At the same time, trade policy is capturing increasing attention in international climate policy debates, for example regarding the responsibilities of consumers for carbon embodied in imports, or concerns of producers how national policy regimes can be designed to guide a transition to climate neutrality in a highly competitive world. Moreover, references to the Paris Agreement in the negotiations of EU trade deals are en vogue and being implemented.

Here are useful links on these topics:

Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change

Think 2030 EU Trade Policy

It ain't easy: The complexities of creating a regime for border carbon adjustment.pdf

A Guide for the Concerned: Guidance on the elaboration and implementation of border carbon adjustment

Inclusion of Consumption in Emmisions Trading


  • Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD
  • Malte Bornkamm, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP