On June 27th at 16:00 CET/ 10:00 ET, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Climate Advisers host an expert panel on advancing global cooperation for industrial decarbonization and climate-aligned trade.
Come and join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Climate Advisers virtually for an expert discussion on opportunities to advance climate solutions in trade and industrial sectors. G7 leaders in their recent Clean Energy Economy Action Plan emphasized the need to align trade policies with climate goals and opportunities for international cooperation to open new doors for more inclusive cooperation with other nations and the private sector on Industrial decarbonization, referring often to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The European Union and United States’ announcement in late 2021 to negotiate a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum provided a window of opportunity for the transatlantic relationship to bolster the momentum of and discover alternative pathways to industrial decarbonization. Since then, industrial decarbonization and climate-aligned trade continues to be at the forefront of the decarbonization agenda given the sector’s high emissions intensity and role in the global trade economy. As the end of the two-year negotiation period approaches, global coordination between governments to incentivize the production of low-carbon industrial materials remains to be seen. Positively, multilateral organizations, non-profits, and the private sector have pressed forward to propose standards and methodologies to incentivize the production for low-carbon steel.
How can the G20, Clean Energy Ministerial, WTO, International Energy Agency, OECD, COP28 and other forums support industrial decarbonization and climate-aligned trade? How can G7 members collaborate with India and emerging economies on industrial decarbonization and climate-aligned trade? Can the WTO develop major new proposals before its 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in February 2024?
Welcoming remarks by Claire Langley, Vice President of Programs, Climate Advisers
Moderated discussion with:
- Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of the Environment; Clinical Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School Research Scholar, World Trade Organization
- Max Gruenig, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
- Peter Levi, Energy Analyst – Industry, International Energy Agency
- Cécile Seguineaud, Analyst, Steel Industry Decarbonisation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Closing remarks by George Frampton, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 10:00 – 11:15 am ET
This conversation will take place on Zoom and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Watch the Youtube’s livestream below.