24 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2012 Last revised: 31 Jan 2017
Date Written: February 23, 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?
Keywords: climate policy, emissions trading, personal carbon trading, EU ETS, behavioral law and economics
JEL Classification: D23, D62, K32
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Roy, Suryapratim and Woerdman, Edwin, End-User Emissions Trading: What, Why, How and When? (February 23, 2012). University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 02/2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2144742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2144742