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Title:Efficient abatement in separated carbon markets: A theoretical and quantitative analysis of the EU emissions trading scheme PDF Logo
Authors:Peterson, Sonja
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1271
Abstract:The European Emissions Trading Scheme for CO2 established in 2005 is the world's largest emissions trading scheme. Since it covers only some sectors of the European economies it can nevertheless not ensure that the Kyoto targets are reached at minimal cost. This paper first analyzes the conditions for cost efficiency in the current separated carbon markets accounting also for the possibilities of purchasing international carbon credits from outside the EU. A computable general equilibrium model is then used to assess the cost efficiency of current EU climate strategies. Finally, based both on the theoretical as well as the quantitative analysis, recommendations are derived for a better allocation of the reduction burden between the sectors participating in emissions trading, those that do not participate and international carbon purchases.
Subjects:Emissions trading
Allocation
Efficiency
Separated markets
JEL:H21
D58
D61
Q48
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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