Assessing the European Union emissions trading directive

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
converyf_article_pub_001.pdf58.52 kBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: Assessing the European Union emissions trading directive
Authors: Dunne, Louise
Convery, Frank J.
Redmond, Luke
Ryan, L. (Lisa B.)
Permanent link:
Date: 2003
Online since: 2009-01-21T15:14:01Z
Abstract: The Emissions Trading scheme now (January 2003) in prospect in the European Union is likely to be the first trans-national greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world. With the participation of the European Economic Area [EEA] countries and with the forthcoming EU enlargement, 30 countries could be involved in this scheme by 2012. Under European Union law, the European Commission is responsible for making proposals, which are then decided upon by the Council of Ministers - on a 'qualified majority' basis in this case - representing the 15 Member State governments, and the European Parliament. In the case of this Directive, the Commission prepared its initial proposals, which have then been scrutinised by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The objective of this work is to provide an assessment of the EU Emissions Trading Directive as agreed by the Council of Ministers. The agreement was reached looking at both, the characteristics and potential of this scheme. For some of the issues, there is theory and evidence to support the case made. For others, the absence of evidence means that intuition is called upon.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Asociación Española de Economía Agraria
Journal: Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Start page: 65
End page: 79
Copyright (published version): 2003 Asociación Española de Economía Agraria
Keywords: Emissions tradeDirectiveEurope
Subject LCSH: Emissions trading--Europe
Other versions:
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s) 20

checked on May 25, 2018

Download(s) 50

checked on May 25, 2018

Google ScholarTM


This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.