Trade

Explainer: what is the EU’s CBAM, and what does it mean for global trade?

The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a tariff on carbon-intensive goods including cement, steel and chemical fertilisers when…

EU pushing ahead on cleantech trade battle with China

In September, as she delivered her annual State of the EU speech to the European Parliament, European Commission President Ursula…

Can EU green manufacturers ever compete with low-cost imports?

Economic security – an idea that encompasses a broad set of interconnected elements including supply chain resilience, research integrity, and…

Beyond the H2ype: why the World Bank should be cautious on green hydrogen

Green hydrogen is being promoted as a fuel that will turn our industry, transport and electricity green. Several Latin American,…

Ahead of COP28, developing countries want fairer supply chains on the agenda

This year’s annual UN climate summit, COP28, is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a host choice that…

How CBAM threatens Africa’s sustainable development

In pursuit of sustainable development, African nations are on a mission to boost trade. The African Continental Free Trade Area…

The countries controlling the critical minerals supply chain: in four charts

With the global energy transition under way, critical minerals are fast replacing fossil fuels as the most sought after natural…

How the US and EU can snatch climate-trade victory from the jaws of defeat

After decades of roadblocks and setbacks, the transatlantic climate agenda is on the move. From trade, to procurement, to subsidies,…

Why transatlantic trade in green hydrogen will happen sooner than you think

On opposite sides of the Atlantic, two big questions – arising out of wartime geopolitics, shifting economics and new climate…

“Make or break”: UNFCCC consultant calls for EU-China climate collaboration

Global collaboration on action against climate change is at a “make or break” point and the EU and China must…