Opportunities and challenges for international trade: Industrial Decarbonization Part II

Join us at the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Annual Conference!

July 8th, 2022 10:15 AM

During this panel, experts will discuss how policymakers, regulators, and industry could work together to accelerate decarbonization of traded industrial products, such as steel and aluminum.

How might trade policies, carbon border adjustment measures, and climate club discussions provide opportunities for industrial decarbonization? How can the United States deepen collaboration with European partners on coordinating decarbonization strategies and address the need to revise and harmonize potential trade barriers to such cooperation? Do existing mechanisms for negotiation such as the Trade and Technology Council, the Sustainable Steel and Aluminum arrangement, the Industrial Deep Decarbonization Initiative, OECD, and WTO offer opportunities to advance these discussions, or does a new plurilateral framework need to be initiated? Do public purchase programs, border carbon tariffs, scaling advanced technologies, and facilitating coordination between subsidies and incentives offer key levers for transatlantic cooperation?

Join this panel to discuss the latest developments on how the transatlantic partnership can collaborate to solve challenges in hard-to-abate sectors.


  • George Frampton – Distinguished Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
  • Till Kotter, Head of European and International Policy, Stifung KlimaWirtschaft
  • Kevin M. Dempsey – President and Chief Executive Officer, American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Matthew Porterfield – Vice President of Policy and Research, Climate Leadership Council
  • Malte Bornkamm – Head of the Division for Industrial Decarbonization, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Erika Minke – Head of Governmental Affairs, thyssenkrupp Steel AG