Monthly Archives: November 2007

Carbon ‘compensation’ tariffs—a real prospect?

Lack­ing trade pol­i­cy auton­o­my, the French can­not do this with­out Brus­sels’ con­sent. So far, they do not have it. But will they win in the end? Pos­si­bly.

Nico­las Sarkozy, the French pres­i­dent, on Tues­day warned Chi­na that the Euro­pean Union could penalise cheap imports from high car­bon-emit­ting coun­tries in order to defend EU com­pa­nies oblig­ed to meet strict envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards.”(FT.com / In depth — Sarkozy warns Chi­na of car­bon tar­iffs”)

Pester Me”

Always tell your­self the truth