Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

The Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Law (Treibhausgas-Emissionshandelsgesetz, (TEHG) entered into force 15 July, 2004. This law implements the Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC. The law provides the legal framework for emission allowance trading in Germany.

This record supersedes:Emissions Trading Scheme

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