Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics
Juan Carlos Lopez
Cap and trade, Climate stabilization, Emissions abatement, Enviromental economics, EU ETS, European Union's emission trading scheme
Carbon markets, established via cap & trade programs, are the dominant means by which climate stabilization is currently being pursued worldwide, with many centered around the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme. As such, a critical analysis of the EU ETS & its effectiveness is crucial to assess whether the EU carbon market is an effective mechanism to achieve climate stabilization. The effectiveness of the overall program was evaluated via a determination of whether the EU ETS, & to a greater extent the EU carbon market, has allowed for emissions reductions in line with the goal for climate stabilization set by the EU, whether emission reductions in line with the climate stabilization goals set by the scientific community were achieved, & a determination of the success of phase 1 of the EU ETS. An evaluation via these criteria indicate that the EU carbon market is a failure.
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Marceline Grey Swan
Received from ProQuest
Swan, Marceline Grey, "The EU ETS: A Critical Analysis" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1851.
Economics, Environmental economics