Discussion on BCA Policy Design (Virtual)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
9:15 – 11:00am ET
The past two years have seen rapid development of climate and trade policy, including the EU CBAM, the Coons-Peters FAIR Act, the Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (GASSA), and the G7’s Climate Club. More approaches are likely to proliferate from this Congress, the administration, and international partners.
On February 8 from 9:15 – 11:00am ET, the Climate Leadership Council’s Center for Climate and Trade will begin a new series of in-depth discussions on design principles for border carbon adjustment (BCA) policies.
Many organizations are considering their own institutional stances on this emerging, complex policy landscape. We hope you will join us over the next few months as we will bring together a broad set of stakeholders to learn more about BCA policy, examine design options, and help us all develop a clearer view of the principles that should guide policy development.
This initial meeting will serve as a primer for anyone who plays a role in shaping organizational views towards trade policies (from policy to government affairs, tax, sustainability, or some other department).
Welcome and Stage-Setting
- Greg Bertelsen, CEO, Climate Leadership Council
Understanding the Current Policy Landscape
EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and Other International Actions
- Dr. Michael Mehling, Deputy Director, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and Policy Advisor, Center for Climate and Trade
Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (GASSA)
- Matt Porterfield, Vice President, Policy and Research, Climate Leadership Council
- Dr. Michael Mehling
What’s Next on Capitol Hill
- Anna Yelverton, Deputy Legislative Director, Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
BCA Concepts Review, Discussion, and Input
- Facilitated by Greg Bertelsen