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Reviewing Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems
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- Christina Hood1
- Author Affiliations
- 1: International Energy Agency, France
- 01 Nov 2010
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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.