Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Environment
Legal References:Green Paper on greenhouse gas emissions trading within the European Union - COM(2000)87

The European Union has issued a Green Paper on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in March 2000. The paper intends to launch a discussion on emissions trading within the European Union, and the relationship between emissions trading, and other policies and measures to address climate change. The comments on the Green Paper by EU member States were solicited by September 2000. The proposed system outlined in the paper would be limited to large electric utilities and industrial sources. Emissions trading would only cover CO2 in the pre-2008 period. The system would however be designed to include other greenhouse gases in the long run. The Green Paper advocates that the EU trading scheme should begin in 2005.

This record is superseded by:European Union

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