Description

Carbon emissions from global value chains rise faster than from any other sources, especially in developing Asia. This is of particular concern for developing Asian economies, as they have become critical players within global value chains. The webinar will present key findings of the theme chapter of the Asian Economic Integration Report 2024 on Decarbonizing Global Value Chains, and discuss the need for policymakers to address this environmental challenge while maximizing the economic advantages of globalization and global production networks. It evaluates the impact of initiatives like the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism for Asian subregions, suggesting strategies such as carbon pricing, emission accounting, enhanced trade cooperation, technology upgrades, and international collaboration for technology transfer to mitigate carbon emissions.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of developing Asia’s contribution in the rising carbon emissions from global value chains;
  • Examine the impact of the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on carbon emissions, trade, employment, and income globally and across developing Asia; and
  • Discuss ways to reduce the carbon footprint of global value chains while maximizing the economic benefits of globalization.

How to register

Registration is closed.

Resource speakers

Webinar host / Moderator

Jong Woo Kang

Jong Woo Kang
Director
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Webinar host / Presenter

Neil Foster-McGregor

Neil Foster-McGregor
Senior Economist
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
ADB

Panelists

Saule Burkitbayeva

Saule Burkitbayeva
Research Fellow
School of Law
Australian National University

Yann Duval

Yann Duval
Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation
Trade, Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations ESCAP

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