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Emissions Trading: Lessons Learned from the European Union and Kyoto Protocol Climate Change Programs

Edited By: Ervin Nagy and Gisella Varga

133 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #195766 | ISBN-13: 9781607411949
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About this book

The European Union's (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a cornerstone of the EU's efforts to meet its obligation under the Kyoto Protocol. It covers more than 10,00 energy intensive facilities across the 27 EU Member countries; covered entities emit about 45 percent of the EU's carbon dioxide emissions. This book explores climate change which is generally viewed as a global issue, but proposed responses typically require action at the national level. With the 1997 Kyoto Protocol now in force and setting emissions objectives for 2008-2012, countries that ratified the protocol are developing appropriate implementation strategies to begin reducing their emissions of greenhouse gases. These objectives are discussed in detail in this book.


Contents

Preface

- Climate Change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Kyoto and Beyond
- Climate Change: The European Union's Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS)
- International Climate Change Programs: Lessons Learned from the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism

Index

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