Making the carbon market wider and deeper

Making the carbon market wider and deeper / Georg Zachmann, EU Energy Policy blog, February 9th, 2012

http://www.energypolicyblog.com/2012/02/09/making-the-carbon-market-wider-and-deeper/

A drastic change in the way we produce and consume energy is necessary to contain the risk of a global environmental catastrophe. For its part, the EU has set targets for reduction of GHG emissions by up to 80-95% of 1990 levels by 2050 to keep global temperature increases below 2°C. One key policy for achieving this target cost-effectively is the European Emission Trading System (EU ETS). However, the only partial coverage of important emitting sectors (namely transport) creates economic inefficiency. While the ETS has succeeded in containing carbon emissions in the power sector, it has not provided sufficient signals for incentivising low-carbon investments. Thus, we suggest making the EU ETS wider and deeper…



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Danièle Revel (2012, 10 février). Making the carbon market wider and deeper. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 25 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o9hq

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