The Design and Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading

C. Carlarne, K. Gray and R. Tarasofsky (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press), 2014, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2013

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Harro van Asselt

Stockholm Environment Institute; University of Eastern Finland

Date Written: September 13, 2013

Abstract

This paper offers a cross-jurisdictional analysis of the ways in which mandatory emissions trading schemes have been designed and implemented. More specifically, it examines various design and implementation choices made by regulators across the globe. It shows, first, that these choices have strongly influenced the (perceived) performance of emissions trading; and, second, that these choices themselves are dependent on contextual factors, thereby explaining divergence in emissions trading design and implementation.

Keywords: carbon markets, emissions trading, EU ETS, offsets, policy diffusion

Suggested Citation

van Asselt, Harro, The Design and Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading (September 13, 2013). C. Carlarne, K. Gray and R. Tarasofsky (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press), 2014, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2325394 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2325394

Harro Van Asselt (Contact Author)

Stockholm Environment Institute ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

University of Eastern Finland ( email )

PO Box 111
Joensuu, 80100
Finland

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