Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment

Without yet approving the EU Linking Directive, the Dutch government has sanctioned the purchase of emissions rights from outside Europe: from 2005 for those credits procured from developing nations, and from 2008 for purchases made in non-European industrialised nations. As of 2008, firms can use these credits to offset not more than 8% of their own emissions. To cover the remaining 92%, firms must then buy emissions rights within Europe or reduce emissions internally.

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