What is it about?
This article looks at whether carbon border adjustments will be legal and fair. Trade law has a number of requirements that may not be met by CBAs and it appears that there will be a lot of poorer countries who may be worse off if CBAs are introduced.
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Why is it important?
The European Union is asking that any imported products have to pay a price for their embedded carbon. This will start from this year. They will not be the only region to do this - and it could be that CBAs become more common. Therefore it is important that their impacts are considered.
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This page is a summary of: Carbon Border Adjustments: A Legal Tool for Mitigation or a Barrier to Justice?, Climate Law, June 2023, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/18786561-bja10038.
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