Chris Kardish

Industrial Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Chris Kardish is an Industrial Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), where he researches challenges of industrial decarbonization and supports the Renewable Thermal Collaborative, a coalition dedicated to deploying sustainable solutions to energy-intensive heating and cooling processes.

Prior to joining C2ES, Mr. Kardish was an advisor and project manager at the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), an intergovernmental group on emissions trading systems in Berlin, and adelphi, a Berlin-based sustainability consultancy that hosts the ICAP secretariat. At ICAP and adelphi, he convened ICAP member governments on shared challenges of carbon leakage risk and competitiveness of trade-exposed industries and researched design options and implementation challenges of border carbon adjustments. He also tracked developments in North American cap-and-trade systems.

Mr. Kardish’s earlier professional experiences include journalism and an international development consultancy that works with major foundations and multilateral organizations. He holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he completed thesis work as a visiting researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, and a bachelor of arts in journalism from Ohio University.

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Carbon Border Adjustments: Considerations for Policymakers

Carbon border adjustments, also referred to as “carbon border adjustment mechanisms” (CBAM), are an emerging set of trade policy tools that aim to prevent carbon-intensive economic activity from moving out of jurisdictions with relatively stringent climate policies and into those …

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Build Back Better for Climate and Energy