The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) has been characterized as one of the most far-reaching and radical environmental policies for many years. Given the EU's earlier resistance to this market-based and US-flavoured programme, the development and implementation of the EU ETS has been rapid. This novel approach to environmental regulation has the potential to affect not only greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, but also international strategies for climate change protection. This book investigates the origins, evolution and consequences of the EU ETS and offers significant contributions to the literatures on climate policy and EU policy making.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|24 pages

Analytical Framework

chapter 3|30 pages

Development of the EU ETS

chapter 4|38 pages

Initiating EU Emissions Trading

chapter 5|56 pages

Deciding on EU Emissions Trading

chapter 6|22 pages

Implementing EU Emissions Trading

chapter 7|16 pages