Paneldiscussion: Carbon Border Act

202004nov18:0019:30Paneldiscussion: Carbon Border ActRegulation or Taxation: Europe's Climate Goals and the Carbon Tax18:00 - 19:30

Event Details

Speakers: David Boublil (EU Commission) Prof. Dr Reinhard Hüttl (GFZ Potsdam), Günther H. Oettinger (United Europe e.V.), Dr Alice Pirlot (University Oxford), Dr Martin Schneider (the German Cement Works Association)
Moderation: Kathrin Witsch (Handelsblatt Media Group)

In September 2020, the European Commission presented its 2030 Climate Target Plan that has raised the climate ambitions up to a 55% target. As international partners may not follow such ambitious goals, the Commission wants to implement a carbon boarder adjustment mechanism to reduce risk of carbon leakage.
The Würth Group pleads for a general ban on goods or services on the European Single Market that do not meet the requirements with regard to the CO2-footprint and consequently move away from the approach of a CO2-tax, which would lead to an additional burden for European enterprises. A better steering effect could be achieved through specific, legally binding product requirements that make a careful measuring of a product’s CO2 footprint possible.
A regulation would furthermore provide incentives for enterprises to invest in innovative and CO2-neutral products in order to generate a competitive advantage.
During this joint event we would like to discuss the proposal of the Commission with experts from politics, science, and business.
The event will be broadcast on Zoom.


November 4, 2020 18:00 - 19:30