The EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme

Woerdman, E., 28-Aug-2015, Essential EU Climate Law. Woerdman, E., Roggenkamp, M. & Holwerda, M. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 43-75 32 p.

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This chapter explains how greenhouse gas emissions trading works, provides the essentials of the Directive on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and summarizes the main implementation problems of the EU ETS. In addition, a law and economics approach is used to discuss the dilemmas and trade-offs when solving those problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssential EU Climate Law
EditorsEdwin Woerdman, Martha Roggenkamp, Marijn Holwerda
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78347-058-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-78347-056-3, 978-1-78347-057-0
Publication statusPublished - 28-Aug-2015


  • climate law, EU, Emissions trading, EU ETS, legal design, INEFFICIENCIES

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