Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and the World Trading System

Journal of World Trade, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 219-239, October 1998

Posted: 5 Jun 2001

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ZhongXiang Zhang

Tianjin University - Ma Yinchu School of Economics

Abstract

This article examines whether a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme has the potential to bring parties into conflict with the WTO provisions in dealing with the initial allocation of permits, non-compliance with emissions targets, emissions trading system enlargement, and trade measures against non-members of an emissions trading club, and relates the discussion to joint implementation with developing countries. To our knowledge, this is the first article in a law and economics journal to analyze potential conflicts between an international emissions trading scheme and the world trade system.

Keywords: emissions trading, climate change, WTO, trade measures, compliance

JEL Classification: Q25, Q28, F18, K32

Suggested Citation

Zhang, ZhongXiang, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and the World Trading System. Journal of World Trade, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 219-239, October 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=270932

ZhongXiang Zhang (Contact Author)

Tianjin University - Ma Yinchu School of Economics ( email )

92 Weijin Road, Nankai District
Tianjin 300072
China
+86 22 87370560 (Phone)

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