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End-User Emissions Trading: What, Why, How and When?

24 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2012 Last revised: 31 Jan 2017

Suryapratim Roy

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law; School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Edwin Woerdman

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 23, 2012

Abstract

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

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

Suryapratim Roy (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

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School of Law, Trinity College Dublin ( email )

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Ireland

Edwin Woerdman

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands
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