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Record number 562578
Title Implementation challenges for emission trading schemes : The role of litigation
Author(s) Zeben, Josephine van
Source In: Research Handbook on Emissions Trading / Weishaar, Stefan, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (Research Handbooks in Climate Law ) - ISBN 9781784710613 - p. 232 - 256.
DOI https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784710620.00019
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2016
Abstract Within economic theory, emission trading schemes have long been advocated for their relative simplicity and their allocative and dynamic efficiency. Despite these apparent strengths, regulators have only recently started to meaningfully incorporate emission trading into their toolbox. This chapter focuses on an implementation challenge that does not necessarily present itself as such: litigation. Experiences with the EU ETS have made the potential impact of litigation on ETS development an increasingly salient issue for regulators. Nonetheless, the implications of litigation for the design and functioning of an ETS are less clear than some of the other implementation challenges. This chapter provides an analytical overview of the types of litigation that ETS are exposed to and the ways in which these different categories of litigation can, and have, affect(ed) ETS design and development.
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