Incoming Top EU Climate Official Pledges to Tax Polluting Imports

Source: Inside Climate News

Reuters

The EU will start work immediately on a tax on polluting foreign firms to shelter EU businesses striving to meet a goal to be climate neutral by 2050, says Frans Timmermans, the senior official set to take responsibility for climate in the new European Commission. “We should also be prepared to consider other instruments, for instance a carbon border tax, to level the playing field for European products.” 

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