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Implications of linking emissions trading schemes on market participants

Linking schemes

Policy makers accept emission trading schemes as an effective policy tool that offer a lower cost, market-based approach to abatement.  Emissions trading schemes that include offset projects in developing markets are considered a key tool for supporting wealth and technology transfers to developing countries.

This paper presents:

  • an overview of emissions trading schemes and the ways in which they can be linked
  • an overview of consequences of linking schemes
  • the implications of linked emissions trading schemes for business.


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