Emissions trading and WTO law

Holzer, Kateryna (2016). Emissions trading and WTO law. In: Weishaar, Stefan E. (ed.) Research Handbook on Emissions Trading. Research handbooks in climate law (pp. 326-352). Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar

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This chapter analyzes various design features of emissions trading schemes and possible flanking support mechanisms in terms of their compliance with WTO law. It looks into the legal status of an emissions allowance so as to clarify the applicability of WTO rules to ETSs. It discusses legal implications of such ETS design features as free allocation of emissions allowances, revenue recycling, as well as border tax adjustments, including import taxes and cost rebates for emissions allowances for domestic producers on exportation. Finally, it reviews emissions trading between countries, taking linking of ETSs and flexibility mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol into account.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > Institute of European and International Economic Law

UniBE Contributor:

Holzer, Kateryna

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

ISBN:

9781784710613

Series:

Research handbooks in climate law

Publisher:

Edward Elgar

Language:

English

Submitter:

Kateryna Holzer

Date Deposited:

12 Apr 2017 09:04

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2017 13:17

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99162

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99162

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