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U.K.’s Boris Johnson Considers G-7 Bid on Green Border Levies

Feb. 5, 2021, 5:00 AM

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering using his G-7 presidency to try to forge an alliance on carbon border taxes, according to two people familiar with the matter.

As holder of the rotating G-7 presidency and host of global climate change talks in November, Johnson has said he wants to make cutting emissions a key priority for recovery efforts.

As part of that, he wants to expand carbon pricing at home. He also wants to get G-7 countries to discuss so-called carbon border adjustments -- penalties on imported goods that are produced in countries with weaker climate laws, according ...