January 2, 2011

Review Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems

by Christina Hood

- Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions is a cornerstone policy in climate change mitigation. To this end, many countries have implemented or are developing domestic emissions trading systems. This paper reviews key design features of mandatory emissions trading systems that had been established or were under consideration in 2010, with a particular focus on implications for the energy sector.

Hood, C (2010). "Review Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems." The International Energy Agency, Nov 2010.