The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the world’s largest emissions trading system, measured in tonnes of carbon covered. Since the launch, the system has gone through several changes, and the EU will propose further reforms in 2021. In this publication, authors Milan Elkerbout and Lars Zetterberg detail the different mechanisms of the EU ETS and discuss the remaining challenges.
Common problems for national and regional policy interventions against carbon emissions include the free-riding problem and the risk of carbon leakage. In the publication, author Rikard Forslid discusses border carbon adjustments (BCAs) and climate clubs as policies to tackle these risks and to level the playing field for foreign and domestic firms within the EU market.
Climate litigation is more often being admitted in court and this development is likely to continue. This means that governments and corporations could increasingly be held to their legislative and policy climate change commitments. It also means that a healthy climate is beginning to be seen as a part of human rights. In this publication, the author discusses four cases of climate litigation errands being brought to court.
Within mobility, China has become the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, shared bicycles, high-speed trains and other important parts of the drive towards sustainability. In many of these areas, it is also the world’s largest producer, proving that a strong home market is great for business. Let’s not kid ourselves, the Chinese are not doing this for the climate.
The EU ETS is described by the European Commission as the cornerstone of its strategy to combat climate change and it is the main policy instrument for reaching the EU’s climate objectives. The EU ETS has also been widely criticised with arguments worth regarding. This book aims at putting emissions trading into perspective, in the EU and the world, to the interested but not necessarily specialist reader.
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