world emissions trading scheme Articles

  • Evaluating links between emissions trading schemes: An analytical framework

    Emission trading systems (ETS) have been or will be implemented in more and more states and regions around the world. The objectives of such trading systems, however, can only be reached to full extend if a worldwide ETS comes into effect. Therefore, ETS are forced to join. Against that backdrop, linking of two or more ETS can be an important step towards a global ETS. This article examines ...

  • NOx Emissions trading scheme repealed in the Netherlands — Global Impacts?

    The once-trailblazing Dutch Nitrogen Oxides Emission Trading Scheme (NOx ETS) is to be repealed: what are the effects? In recent years, Emissions Trading Schemes have gained momentum around the world.  Hundreds upon thousands of companies have had to adapt to be able to handle the effects of more stringent regulation. The Netherlands pioneered the launch of the world’s first ...

  • Inside China’s emissions trading scheme: First steps and the road ahead

    China launched its first pilot emission trading program this past June. This development is potentially a major marker in the country’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Shenzhen Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) program will cover some 635 industrial companies from 26 industries. This is the first of seven ...

  • EU Emissions Trading

    Untitled Document The European Union ...

  • A comparative analysis of city–based emission trading schemes: key design and management factors for environmental cost effectiveness

    With more than half the world's population living in urban areas, cities have become a major source of local and global atmospheric pollution. Originally developed in the 1990s to decrease local pollution, Local Emission Trading Schemes (ETSs) are now emerging as a promising cost–efficient instrument to achieve local GHG emissions reductions. This paper compares four existing city–based ETS ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: Uk power sector challenge to national allocation plan under the European union emissions trading scheme refused by the European court of justice

    THE FACTS The background to this case is the implementation, in the UK, of the initial stages in the operation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme ('the EU ETS') launched on 1 January 2005. Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 Octoberj 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ('the Emissions Trading Directive') and ...


  • Emissions Trading in China: First Reports from the Field

    When Tianjin launched its carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on Dec 26th 2013, it became the fifth ETS operating in China, following Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Now that five of seven pilots have started trading and the rest are expected to start in 2014, the aggregate of all emissions regulated in China through the seven pilots will be the second largest in the world, following ...

  • Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

    1. Why has the Commission proposed today a revision of EU ETS? The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework agreed by the EU leaders in October 2014. The proposal is an integral part of the work on achieving a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Biocycle world

    RECYCLING COALITION CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON PLA BOTTLESA coalition of recycling organizations challenged NatureWorks' plans to push use of its biobased plastic, polylactic acid (PLA) in bottles. It called on the company to agree to a moratorium on any further expansion until the bioresin's recyclability has been demonstrated. A subsidiary of Cargill, NatureWorks has commercialized the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is all this about Cap and Trade?

    Discussions about climate change policy focus on how we can reach the goal that a large majority of the world’s scientists believe is necessary: to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70-80% from a 1990 baseline by 2050. One suggested system to achieve this is called “Cap and Trade”. Cap and trade has been bashed in many U.S. news talk shows (particularly among conservative ...


  • Efficiency left out of cap and trade

    Waxman/Markey’s climate change bill is about 1,400 pages. Its length and complexity, alone, provides fuel for its opponents. Would it stand a better chance of enactment if it encompassed less?For example, would it have been wiser if Congress pursued cap and trade one year and a renewable energy standard another? I’ve asked this question a lot during interviews the past few weeks, and received a ...

  • Software for a Cleaner World

    When the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme comes into force at the beginning of next year, many companies will start paying for the carbon dioxide they emit in europe. It could fuel renewed interest in environmental and non-financial reporting sofware--even now, some of the world's biggest companies are using no more than a spreadsheet to track how much CO2 they ...


    By 3E Company

  • Achieving the benefits of carbon trading: It`s all in the design

    The global carbon market is real and growing rapidly. The World Bank reported that the market grew in 2006 to reach US$30 billion and that the value of carbon credits being bought and sold nearly tripled in 2006 from 2005 levels. For 2007, indications are that this rapid pace of growth has continued, driven by regulations at the national level under the Kyoto Protocol, at the corporate level ...

  • Can trading pollution like stocks help fight climate change?

    The gas produced by hog manure at farms across the U.S. punches holes in the ozone layer, overheats the planet, and angers neighbors with its peculiar odor, a mix of rotten egg and ammonia. All that's needed to clear the air is to cover the manure with a system of tarps that captures the gas, but many farms don't do it because it's too expensive. "If you don't give people incentives to come up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Establishing a clear policy in the fight against emissions

    Is a lack of liquidity and its similarity to commodities a stumbling block for carbon emissions to develop as an asset class? Political pressure may prevail in the long-term, writes Paula Garrido. As part of the global fight against climate change, companies operating in countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol are now committed to reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) linked ...


    By Carbon Capital Markets

  • Sustainability in a competitive world - A new carbon order emerges

    A growing global presence, a rising political power, a burgeoning consumer market are all terms associated with China. But, 'a voice for sustainability'? This doesn't tally with most people's perceptions of the country, which emits more CO2 than the US and Canada put together - up by over 170% since 2000[i] - and has recently been in the spotlight for not declaring its airline's carbon emissions. ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Reinforcing China’s leadership in reducing global carbon emissions

    Believed by many as the next superpower¹, China also has the opportunity to be viewed as an international leader in energy efficiency solutions and environmental best practices. With its flourishing economy, China can decide whether to accelerate or decelerate implementation of initiatives designed to combat climate change. Whatever steps China decides to take ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions

    EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The legal basis for the compilation of the ...

  • Kyoto and technology at world level: costs of CO2 reduction under flexibility mechanisms and technical progress

    This paper is dedicated to the analysis of the consequences of CO2 emission reduction policies, as deriving, in a world perspective, from the Kyoto Protocol for the 2010 horizon. The basic methodological principles for the assessment of the Marginal Abatement Costs and for the quantification of the economic "gains from trade" in flexibility mechanisms are first presented in Section 2. Section 3 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UNEP Report Finds Significant “Emissions Gap” Must Be Bridged

    A new report from the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that the world is still not taking enough action to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Assuming countries deliver on the pledges they have made to reduce their respective emissions, the Emissions ...

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