Climate Change And International Trade: The European Union’s Approach Through Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Climate Change And International Trade: The European Union’s Approach Through Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The webinar “Climate Change And International Trade: The European Union’s Approach Through Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism” brought together experts to discuss the impact of trade on climate change, in particular considering the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and climate change litigation in Australia and Europe. The webinar was organised in cooperation between the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES), Export Council of Australia, University of Canberra, and St. Louis University. It is part of the ANUCES Jean Monnet Project EU Climate Change Agenda & External Trade and Investment (EUOzCC) and is brought to you with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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Program

Part I: Industry Dialogue in association with the Export Council of Australia (1 hour)

The first part of the webinar focused on the EU proposal to price greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in products imported to the EU (CBAM), discussing its impact on Australian business, global trends and Australian response. Perspectives were provided from a range of industry, government and academic stakeholders.

Moderator: Mr Arnold Jorge, CEO, Export Council of Australia

Welcome and opening remarks: Dr Kasia Williams, Deputy Director, ANUCES

Topics and speakers:

  • Trends in dealing with climate change through trade: from tariff liberalisation to CBAM (Dr Ivana Damjanovic, University of Canberra/ANUCES)
  • European perspectives on trade and climate: Carbon Market Trading Scheme and CBAM
    • Mr Scott Wyatt, Delegation of the EU to Australia
    • Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, St. Louis University Brussels
  • Advances in agriculture (Dr Lilly Lim-Camacho, CSIRO)
  • Mining industry changes (Mr Demus King, Minerals Council of Australia)
  • Australian trade policy perspective (Mr Jeremy Green, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

 

Part II: Legal and Policy Dialogue (3 hours)

Moderator: Professor Darren Sinclair, Director, Centre for Change Governance, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Session 1: New trade policy mechanisms (75 minutes)

This session includes discussion on the EU proposal for CBAM, focusing on compatibility of CBAM with EU’s Emission Trading Scheme and international trade law.

Speakers:

  • Dr Ivana Damjanovic, Lecturer, Canberra Law School, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra
  • Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, Jean Monnet Chair, Professor of EU Law, St. Louis University Brussels
  • Comments by Professor Darren Sinclair, University of Canberra

Presentation slides: see here

Session 2: Climate change justice (75 minutes)

Topics and speakers:

  • Climate change litigation in Australia and its impact on climate change policies
    • Professor Murray Raff, University of Canberra/ANU Centre for European Studies
    • Presentation slides: see here
    • Briefing paper: see here
  • Climate change litigation in Europe and its impact on climate change policies
    • Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, Jean Monnet Chair, Professor of EU Law, St. Louis University Brussels
    • Presentation slides: see here
    • Briefing paper: see here
  • Comments by Professor Benedict Sheehy, University of Canberra

Concluding remarks: Dr Ivana Damjanovic, University of Canberra / ANUCES

 

Webinar resources: see here 

Date & time

Thu 16 Sep 2021, 3–7pm

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