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A US carbon border tax?

Published on: 27 March 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A US carbon border tax?
  • How would a US carbon border tax work?
  • How likely is it that the tax will be implemented?
  • To what extent could this tax help offset other damage to climate initiatives from the Trump administration?
  • Are there any similar taxes currently operating globally?
  • What might be the impact for US-UK trade or other international trading partners?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Concern for the US environment does not seem a priority of the new administration of Donald Trump, but there is some hope that his pledge to prioritise US manufacturing could inadvertently reduce carbon emissions. Tan Copsey, director of the Risky Business Project in New York, a nonpartisan research project into the economic risks of climate change, assesses the likelihood of the implementation of a US carbon tax. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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