Trade Measures, Climate Policy and the G7

Climate Advisers and the Climate Leadership Council invite you to participate in a discussion of how trade policies can guard against carbon leakage, promote climate action, and strengthen international cooperation. This 1.5 hour virtual event will take place on May 2nd starting at 10 AM EST.

Success in meeting global climate goals will depend in significant part on whether trade policy helps rapidly decarbonize energy intensive industrial sectors such as steel, aluminum, chemicals, fertilizers, and cement.  More congressional action and diplomatic dialogue are urgently needed to accelerate clean energy markets and prevent carbon leakage.

While there are other relevant international forums, the G7 offers an important opportunity for like-minded, trade-oriented major economies to find common ground on how best to harness trade policies to support climate action.

Remarks by
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Kurt Vandenberghe, European Commission Director-General for Climate Action
Moderated by:
Nigel Purvis, CEO, Climate AdvisersEXPERT PANEL:
  • Matt Porterfield, Vice President of Policy and Research, Climate Leadership Council
  • Joseph Dellatte, Research Fellow, Institut Montaigne
  • Ray Kopp, Senior Fellow and Director, Resources for the Future
  • Johanna Lehne, Programme Lead for Industry Transition & Trade Programme, E3G
We hope you are able to join the virtual public event to learn and ask questions of our guest speakers and expert panel. Registration is required and all registrants will receive a link to a recording after the event.


DATE: May 2nd
START TIME: 4:00 PM CET | 3:00 PM BST | 10:00 AM EST
END TIME: 5:30 PM CET | 4:30 PM BST | 11:30 AM EST