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