Following Prime Minister Suga's declaration in October last year that "Japan will go carbon neutral by 2050", the private sector and local governments have been accelerating their efforts to decarbonise. Outside of Japan, many countries including the United States, members of the European Union, China, and South Korea have also announced their intention to become carbon neutral. Against this backdrop, the seminar series will provide up-to-date information on climate change-related policy that will provide insights for companies and local governments that seek to realise a decarbonised society, as well create future visions and strategies. For this first installment in a series of webinars, Mark Elder, Director of Research and Publications at IGES, will focus on the United States. He will survey the main initial elements of the Biden administration's climate strategies and policies and explore their potential future direction, including the possibility of carbon pricing and carbon border adjustment. He will also explain the overall structure of the Biden administration's climate policymaking process.
|Prospects for US Climate Policy in the Biden Administration|
14:00 - 14:20
|Dr. Mark ELDER||
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Strategic Management Office
Director of Research and Publications
Q & A Session
This briefing note considers the prospects for the Biden administration’s climate policy. It surveys the main elements of the Biden administration’s climate policies in his first month in office, as well as what is not included, and it speculates on the potential for these policies to be adopted and implemented. Key personnel and the overall...