Our Deep Dive into the Intersection between Trade, Investment and Climate Change Policies
Climate change is taking center stage in global trade and investment policy. Differences in climate policies have prompted concerns over carbon leakage, for instance, with emission-intensive production moving to jurisdictions with more lax environmental regulation. In turn, policies are being developed to level the playing field through carbon border adjustment mechanisms. In recent years, efforts have also accelerated to achieve the Paris Agreement objective of aligning finance flows with climate goals. Shareholders, consumers and the public increasingly expect firms to monitor, report, and reduce emissions throughout their international supply chains, and demands in this area are being reflected in securities law disclosure requirements. Climate change objectives are emerging in due diligence regulation as well. With investment treaties being used for claims for billions of compensation for climate policies as well as for numerous claims involving renewable energy, international investment frameworks are increasingly being judged by their climate impacts. Through concrete examples from around the world, this deep dive will map the landscape of how the climate emergency is impacting global trade and investment policy. It will explore efforts to align trade and climate agendas and assess the implications for firms and governments. The deep dive will also provide a solid grounding to understand how international trade and investment law enable and constrain the governance of climate change, and what to expect over the coming years.
Who will benefit from this Deep Dive?
Officials in government and international organizations
Private sector public policy teams
Non-government organizations and non-profits
Here Is What You Will Learn
How Trade and investment policies intersect with climate change policies
How trade and investment policies are developing to support climate change goals
What climate change initiatives in finance imply for future investment policy
What are the implications for global supply chains and policy reform agendas
Understand the implications of the Paris Agreement for financial actors – such as banks and insurers - and how this relates to investment policy.
Deep Dive Dates, Structure and Outcomes
Dates and Length
Dates to be announced shortly.