Green Steel Deal: A Transformative Trade Policy for Our Economy & Environment

On March 22, 2022, the Roosevelt Institute convened a panel of experts for a discussion of the new US-EU Green Steel Deal: how the “Global Steel and Aluminum Arrangement” will transform our economy, the effect it will it have on meeting our climate goals, what we should expect and watch as US-EU plans get underway, and more.

As a top contributor of global carbon emissions, the steel industry is an important starting point for a bold new kind of green trade policy. Moving forward, the design of this program could be the model for decarbonizing other industries and transforming our economy.

Opening remarks by:

Moderator:

  • Todd Tucker, Director of Industrial Policy and Trade, Roosevelt Institute

Panelists:

  • Erin Mayfield, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
  • Tim Meyer, Professor of Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Program, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Saule Omarova, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Read Todd Tucker and Timothy Meyer’s Roosevelt working paper “A Green Steel Deal: Toward Pro-Jobs, Pro-Climate Transatlantic Cooperation on Carbon Border Measures,” to learn more about how trade and domestic policy can interact to produce decarbonization.