Tariffs to Tackle Climate Change Gain Momentum. The Idea Could Reshape Industries.
Governments in the U.S., Europe and other developed nations are embarking on a climate change experiment: using tariffs on trade to cut carbon emissions. The idea has the potential to rewrite the rules of global commerce.
Policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic are looking at targeting steel, chemicals and cement. The tariffs would give a competitive advantage to manufacturers in countries where emissions are relatively low.