This opinion will provide the civil society perspective on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. The main purposes of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) would be to discourage EU businesses from moving their production to countries with less ambitious climate change policies (carbon leakage) and to encourage a global move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement.
Compatibility of EU trade policy with the European Green Deal (own-initiative opinion) - Related Opinions
Informationsnote: Minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products placed on the EU market
Waste transport can involve hazardous materials that are harmful to human health and the environment. The EU therefore has rules in place on waste shipments (Regulation 1013/2006) and the Commission intends to review the EU rules on waste shipments.
Trade Policy Review - An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy