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Freezing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: An Offset Policy for Slowing Global Warming


Gary E. Marchant, JD, PhD


Arizona State University - College of Law

1992

Environmental Law, Vol. 22, p. 623, 1992

Abstract:     
This Article uses the lessons learned from other emissions trading programs to assess the potential effectiveness of various approaches to the control of greenhouse gases and recommends the design of a CO2 emissions policy. Section II examines the relative effectiveness of a CO2 offset program compared to traditional regulatory standards, a carbon tax, and emissions trading programs for other air pollutants. Section III develops the optimal design of a CO2 offset program. A total of twenty policy choices encountered in the design of such a program are evaluated and the best option for each policy choice is identified. Appendix A presents the twenty policy choices and the available options. In analyzing these policy choices, Section III identifies the important issues in designing and implementing a CO2 offset policy, and outlines the most feasible and effective blueprint for such a program.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 53

Keywords: Emissions, CO2, offset program

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Marchant, JD, PhD, Gary E., Freezing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: An Offset Policy for Slowing Global Warming (1992). Environmental Law, Vol. 22, p. 623, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1424706

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