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Synopsis

In October 2023, the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) entered into its transitional phase. A mechanism that aims to incentivise exporting countries to decarbonise their carbon-intensive goods entering the EU market (cement, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilisers, electricity and hydrogen in preliminary stages), will shape the existing trade dynamics and accelerate sustainable development worldwide. Strong trade ties between Europe and Southeast Asia suggest the countries are expected to see an impact – some minimal and some more severe due to their significant export of goods covered under CBAM. 

This webinar, a second in the series of events on Carbon Pricing, will explore:

  • The mechanics of CBAM from the transitional phase to its implementation in 2026
  • How companies can mitigate risks and assess opportunities 
  • Broader implications for the region and existing and potential domestic carbon policy frameworks

 

Programme

3:50 pm    Webinar Waiting Room Opens
4.00 pm    Welcome Remarks by Ms Nele Cornelis, Executive Director at EuroCham Singapore
4.05 pm    Summary of 1st event on Carbon Pricing by Mr Federico Di Credico, Managing Director Asia Pacific at ACT Group and Co-Chair of EuroCham Sustainability Committee
4.10 pm    Keynote Presentation by Mr Xavier Vanden Bosch, Policy Officer on CBAM, Energy and green taxation, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) at European Commission
4.35 pm    Open and Interactive Q&A moderated by Mr Federico Di Credico, Managing Director Asia Pacific at ACT Group and Co-Chair of EuroCham Sustainability Committee
4.55 pm    Closing Remarks by Mr Federico Di Credico
5.00 pm    End of Webinar

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


 

Speaker 

Mr Xavier Vanden Bosch
Policy Officer on CBAM, Energy and green taxation,
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD)
European Commission

Xavier Vanden Bosch works in the team working on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in DG Taxation and Custom Union (TAXUD) since May 2023. Previously he was part of the task force in charge of the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the centrepiece of “Next Generation EU“, an unprecedented EU recovery instrument worth more than 700 billion € and one of the main political priorities of the European Commission. He also worked at the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium, as an economic advisor where he was responsible for the dialogue with the Belgian authorities in the context of the European Semester. Prior to joining the European Commission, he worked as a fellow at Egmont – the Belgian Royal Institute for International Relations.

 


 

Moderator

Mr Federico Di Credico
Managing Director Asia Pacific
ACT Group

Federico currently serves as the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at ACT Group, a Dutch firm specializing in market-based sustainability solutions. He also holds board positions at IETA (International Emission Trading Association) and CAD Trust (Climate Action Data Trust).

Federico holds an MBA from IE Business School, an BS-MSc in Management Engineering from the University of Bologna, and a PostGrad in Sustainability from CISL-University of Cambridge.

With prior roles as a business analyst in Bologna and derivatives broker in London, Federico joined ACT in 2012, initially overseeing commercial activities in Southern Europe. By March 2017, he became the Managing Director of ACT Financial Solutions, leading carbon certificate trading and obtaining an Investment Firm license from the Dutch financial authority.

Federico’s tenure at ACT coincided with the company’s evolution in the environmental products sector. To drive growth, he relocated to Singapore, overseeing ACT’s APAC activities, guiding clients toward sustainability goals.

 

 


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The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.