Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Role of Border Carbon Adjustments in Raising Climate Ambition

25 Jun 2020   |   1600-1800 hrs IST

The world is on track for at least 3.3°C of warming above pre-industrial levels, in contrast to the Paris Agreement target of restricting warming to well below 2°C. The need of the hour is to build trust and transparency to ensure that ambitions are being translated into action. This will not be possible without innovative fiscal and market instruments. The European Green Deal has strengthened the level of climate ambition, increasing the asymmetry of climate efforts by aiming to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union by 2050. This raises the question of how to deal with competitive pressure and carbon leakage, pushing BCAs to the front as a possible solution.

Meanwhile, emerging economies like India are leapfrogging towards an energy transition by building renewable energy capacity, investing in sustainable mobility, sustainable cooling, industrial energy efficiency and fuel choices, and sustainable agriculture. We need to ensure that these efforts are also accounted for and restrictive trade practices are avoided. The discussion will explore ways to accommodate concerns and initiatives among major trading partners in the global architectures of trade and climate change.


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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate


Key Speakers


    Shri Jairam Ramesh

    Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Former Minister of State (Independent Charge) Environment and Forests,

    Government of India


    Dr Kasturi Das


    Institute of Management Technology


    Mr Mahendra Singhi

    President, Cement Manufacturers Association and Managing Director & CEO

    Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited


    Mr Robert-Jan Jeekel

    Head of European Institutional Affairs & EU Energy & Climate policy



    Ms Seema Arora

    Deputy Director General

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)


    Mr Chanakya Chaudhary

    Vice President (Corporate Services)

    Tata Steel Limited


    Mr Andrei Marcu

    Founder and Executive Director



    Dr Arunabha Ghosh



    Mr Michael Mehling

    Deputy Director

    Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) and ERCST Board