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The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: EU industrial competitiveness at stake


30 Sep 2021 14:00 to 15:00





Event Description

In the broader context of the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented in July 2021 the Fit for 55 package, an overhaul of EU energy and climate legislation to support the European Union commitment to achieve 55% net reduction climate target by 2030. Among others, one of the cornerstones of the Package is the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), a proposal to impose a tax on carbon emitted by some materials coming into the EU, as a way to reduce the risk of carbon leakage. Within this framework, the aim of the virtual roundtable is to gather sectoral positions and recommendations from relevant international actors to discuss the implications of the measure on EU industrial competitiveness, in a fruitful one-hour debate.


10:00 - 10:05AM

Welcome & Introductory remarks

Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA’s Director General

10:05 - 10:15AM

Keynote speaker

MEP Vlad-Marius Botos , European Parliament, Member of Renew Europe

10:15 - 10:45AM

Panelists’ Discussion

Viktor Sundberg
Electrolux, Vice President Environmental & European Affairs
Steffen Engling
Business Europe, Industrial Affairs Department Advisor
Joseph McGuire
AHAM, President & CEO
Stephane Arditi 
EEB, Director of Policy Integration & Circular Economy

10:45 - 10:55AM


10:55 - 11:00AM

Closing remarks



Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Region I
Office Coordinator
ALDE Party
Events Trainee
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Student Assistant (m/f/d) at the GIZ Representation Brussels
European Partnership for Democracy
Policy Assistant
Sandbag Climate Campaign
Data and Policy Analyst