Linking Emissions Trading Schemes: Lessons from the EU-Swiss ETSs

Angelica Rutherford

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The EU launched its Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as a central pillar of European climate policy and envisages linking it with other ETSs. However, to what extent are linkages feasible? This work aims at examining some of the questions raised regarding linkage of the EUETS with other regional or national emissions trading schemes by discussing:(i) the contribution of the EUETS to the EU climate leadership;(ii) questions raised regarding the con-cept of linkage;(iii) the institutional, economic and political implications involved in linking. The EU and Swiss ETSs are taken as a case example.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282 - 290
Number of pages9
JournalCarbon & Climate Law Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


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