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Designing carbon markets, part II: carbon markets in space

Hepburn, Cameron and Fankhauser, Samuel ORCID: 0000-0003-2100-7888 (2010) Designing carbon markets, part II: carbon markets in space. Energy Policy, 38 (8). pp. 4381-4387. ISSN 0301-4215

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.03.066


This paper analyses the design of carbon markets in space (i.e., geographically). It is part of a twin set of papers that, starting from first principles, ask what an optimal global carbon market would look like by around 2030. Our focus is on firm-level cap-and-trade systems, although much of what we say would also apply to government-level trading and carbon offset schemes. We examine the "first principles" of spatial design to maximise flexibility and to minimise costs, including key design issues in linking national and regional carbon markets together to create a global carbon market.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Elsevier Ltd
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:02
Funders: Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Economic and Social Research Council, Munich Re

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