Emissions Trading for Climate Policy: US and European Perspectives by Bernd HansjürgensEmissions Trading for Climate Policy: US and European Perspectives by Bernd Hansjürgens

Emissions Trading for Climate Policy: US and European Perspectives

EditorBernd Hansjürgens

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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The 1997 Kyoto Conference introduced emissions trading as a new policy instrument for climate protection. This book's contributions from the fields of economics, political science and law analyze theoretical aspects of regulatory instruments for climate policy, provide an overview of U.S. experience with market-based instruments, draw lessons from existing trading schemes for the control of greenhouse gases, and discuss options for emissions trading in climate policy. They also highlight the background of climate policy and instrument choice in the U.S and Europe.
Title:Emissions Trading for Climate Policy: US and European PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521142040

ISBN - 13:9780521142045


Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction Bernd Hansjürgens; Part I. Regulatory Instruments for Climate Policy: Theoretical Aspects: 2. Designing instruments for climate policy Thomas Sterner and Henrik Hammar; 3. Technical innovation and design choices for emissions trading and other climate policies Carolyn Fischer; 4. Incentives to adopt new abatement technology and US-European regulatory cultures Reimund Schwarze; Part II. The US Approach to Pollution Control: Lessons for Climate Policy: 5. Implications of the American experience with market-based environmental strategies for future climate policy Robert N. Stavins; 6. US experience with emissions trading: lessons for CO2 emissions trading A. Denny Ellerman; 7. Climate change policy viewed from the USA and the role of intensity targets Charles D. Kolstad; 8. Design issues of a domestic carbon emissions trading system in the USA Richard D. Morgenstern; Part III. European Policies to Control Greenhouse Gases: the EU Directorate on Emissions Trading: 9. Regulation or coordination: European climate policy between Scylla and Charybdis Mikael Skou Andersen; 10. Lobbyism and CO2 trade in the EU Gert Tinggaard Svendsen; 11. Greenhouse gas emissions trading in the EU: building the world's largest cap-and-trade scheme Peter Zapfel; 12. Legal aspects of the European Emissions Trading Scheme Michael Rodi; 13. Emission trading schemes in Europe: linking the EU Emissions Trading Scheme with national programs Sven Bode; 14. Concluding observations Bernd Hansjürgens; Index.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'This volume provides a complete course for the reader who wants to come up to speed on emission trading, thoroughly addressing the main issues - conceptual, economic, political and legal - and providing a very useful survey of experience and lessons learned.' Dallas Burtraw, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future