International Industrial Ecology Day 2023

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Industrial Ecology's Pivotal Role in Shaping Robust Carbon Accounting and Strategic Policy Designs for CBAM 14:00-15:00 CET (13:00-14:00 UTC)

Date: 30 November 2023, time 14:00-15:00 CET (UTC+1) 

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• Ranran Wang, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
• Hauke Ward, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands


The European Union's (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) represents an innovative, but also significant policy intervention. As a component of the EU's Green Deal, the CBAM is designed and intended to level the playing field for EU industries by applying a carbon price on imports of certain goods from outside the EU, as well as to incentivize emission mitigation endeavors from outside of the EU. The role of modelling in shaping the CBAM policy is crucial. Recent approaches assessing the economic and environmental dimensions provide new insights into the potential impacts on international trade, industry competitiveness, and global carbon emissions. They are also the primary source to support policymakers with understanding and balancing complex interactions between the environmental objectives and environmental justice concerns, ensuring that the mechanism is both effective in reducing emissions and fair in its application. This session explores different perspectives that indicate Industrial Ecology's pivotal role in shaping robust carbon accounting and strategic policy designs for CBAM.

Session structure (60 minutes, via MS Teams):

  1. Short presentations (5-7 min each, 30 min in total):

This segment features three policy modellers showcasing the latest assessments of CBAM’s current and upcoming phases. In addition, we have one presenter from a leading Chinese think tank, well-known for advising prominent automobile and steel industries on CBAM insights. 

  1. Discussion (30 min)

Moderated, involving the presenters, the industry stakeholders, and other virtual attendees. It also seeks to identify knowledge gaps and corresponding further needs for research and acquisition opportunities.


  • Timothé Beaufils (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
  • Bertram de Boer (Leiden University)
  • Jianxin Li (China's Automobile Data Center)
  • Michael Jakob (Independent researcher, climate politics and economics)