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The New EU Green deal: Greening IP Rights

Approximately 55 % of carbon emissions in EU are caused by imported goods ranging from cement to textile. Europe’s efforts to reach climate-neutral status by 2050 under the new EU Green Deal could be seriously undermined by the lack of climate ambition from none-EU partners exporting high carbon intensive goods into Europe and more specifically carbon leakage. In this context, the EU Green Deal provides a new and ambitious mechanism, the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to counteract climate leakage by imposing restrictions against imports of carbon intensive goods originating from outside EU.

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