School of Transnational Governance

'STG Policy Papers' opens with a contribution from growing Climate Cluster

With the launch of the new collection, the EUI School of Transnational Governance (EUI-STG) aims to expand its provision of actionable knowledge for policy-making.

The ‘STG Policy Papers’ build on previous EUI-STG publications, enhancing the School’s objective of building a bridge between academia and policy and providing actionable knowledge for policy-making.

The collection comprises three interconnected but distinct types of publications: Policy Points (which provide targeted information “at-a-glance”); Policy Briefs (concise summaries of issues and recommended policy options); and Policy Analyses (in-depth analysis of particular topics). 

The contributions provide timely and policy-oriented perspectives on a variety of issues relevant to transnational governance. They are authored by STG staff and guest authors and can be linked with an event in terms of input and outcome.

The collection opens with a publication by EIB Climate Chair Prof. Jos Delbeke and STG Senior Research Associate Peter Vis. The Policy Brief addresses Europe's intention to introduce a Carbon Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) for imports. This measure could prevent the relocation of European production beyond the continent's borders ("carbon leakage") and aims to encourage other countries to follow Europe's example and increase their climate ambitions. In the paper, the authors provide recommendations for the implementation of this measure, should Europe decide to move forward in this direction.

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The Policy Brief builds on the growing number of activities by the School's climate cluster, which has attracted considerable attention following the creation of the EIB Climate Chair and the executive training series on International Carbon Markets in collaboration with the World Bank’s  Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC). In this context, the School welcomes seven new team members, who will work on issues related to climate policy, climate finance, and carbon markets.