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Global carbon trading, March 2010

Published Monday, March 1, 2010

This POSTnote looks at the EU Emission Trading System's mechanisms, comparing it with operational and proposed emissions trading systems elsewhere. Prospects of linking these to form an international system, and the alternatives, are also discussed.

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Topics: Climate change, Environmental protection

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