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Early experiences with emissions trading in the UK

Roeser, F and Jackson, T (2002) Early experiences with emissions trading in the UK Greener Management International (39). pp. 43-54.

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As a key element in its climate change strategy, the UK government launched a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in April 2002. The UK ETS is the first-ever national, industry-wide carbon trading scheme in the world and will eventually form part of the global carbon market which is expected to be established under the Kyoto Protocol. This paper assesses the effectiveness of the scheme both in facilitating emission reductions and also as driver towards moving from a fossil-fuel-based economy towards a low-carbon economy. By looking at early developments in the UK ETS and examining the emission profiles of FTSE 100 companies, the paper reveals some serious weaknesses and highlights that the environmental credibility of the market is hampered by low standards of emissions monitoring and reporting. The authors argue that a fundamental review of the UK scheme is required, to improve its environmental credibility and to bring it in line with the planned EU-wide scheme.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Roeser, F
Date : 1 September 2002
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:30
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:03

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