End-User Emissions Trading: What, Why, How and When?
University of Groningen - Faculty of Law; School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
February 23, 2012
University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 02/2012
End-User Emissions Trading (EET) refers to an emissions trading scheme for individuals, for instance on an EU-wide scale. Such a personal carbon trading scheme is targeted towards (a) reducing the release of greenhouse gases from energy and fuel consumption and (b) towards incentivizing climate-friendly choices related to consumption, production and utilization of resources. The central question in this paper is three-fold: Why would such an emissions trading scheme for individuals be desirable, how could such a scheme be designed and under what conditions could it be acceptable?
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: climate policy, emissions trading, personal carbon trading, EU ETS, behavioral law and economics
JEL Classification: D23, D62, K32
Date posted: September 13, 2012 ; Last revised: July 30, 2013