The EU Climate Package and the Risk of Carbon Leakage

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Fre 7.2.2014 kl. 13:00-15:00
the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2 floor, Helsinki

Differences in the stringency of climate policy between countries create concerns about
"carbon leakage”, heavy industry moving away from countries with ambitious climate
policies. Although most major economies have adopted emissions objectives in the context
of domestic policy and the global negotiations, these vary in stringency and the policies
used to implement them. The issue is vital to EU's climate and energy policies and aspirations
of global environmental leadership. It is also particularly timely in 2014, when Europe is
preparing and setting its climate target(s) for year 2030. One case of potential carbon leakage
is Poland, a particularly carbon intensive European economy, which has flagged a series of
concerns over climate policies in the EU. How to credible is the concern of carbon leakage
for Poland? Is the current system working effectively and how could EU’s climate policy be
made more stringent without inducing risks of significant carbon leakage? How to unlock
Polish support for future climate policy in the EU?

Keynote speaker: Thomas Spencer, Programme Director of Climate and Energy, the Institute
for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Sciences Po

Comment: Markku Ollikainen, Professor, University of Helsinki

Chair: Antto Vihma, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International
Affairs

For further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Ms Marie-Louise Hindsberg, tel. +358 9 432 7712, marie-louise.hindsbergfiia.fi