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Europe plans border tax on carbon. Will others join the club?

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2021
From The Center
climate change, Europe, carbon emissions tax, COP26

The COP26 global climate summit is, by design, about bargaining and voluntary steps, not mandates and penalties. But Europe is poised to add a tough-love tactic on the side. Will it help?

What happens when one trading power​ ​is trying to drive down carbon emissions, and other nations aren’t moving so fast? That’s a hot question for the European Union, which makes its heavily polluting industries pay for their pollution while ​many other countries don’t.

Leaders in the EU have long argued that it’s time to level the playing field....

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