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Trading schemes for greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture: A comparative analysis based on different implementation options


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  • Ignacio Pérez Domínguez

    (Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), Alexanderveld 5, 2585DB, The Hague, Netherlands)

  • Wolfgang Britz

    (Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)

  • Karin Holm-Müller

    (Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)


A rational negotiation strategy for coming multilateral negotiations regarding climate change requires knowledge about possible social, economic and environmental effects of policy instruments for the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. With this purpose, an agricultural sector model is expanded to cover greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sources in Europe and policy instruments for their reduction. This modelling approach concentrates on the application of a permit trade scheme for emission abatement within the Kyoto Protocol ‘first commitment’ baseline. The effects derived of three alternative schemes are described in detail: the EU ‘burden sharing’ agreement option defined as regional emission standards, emission trading between regions inside each Member State, and finally, emission trading between all European regions. The analysis shows the importance of selecting an adequate combination of instruments of emission abatement for the design of efficient emission reduction policies.

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Article provided by INRA Department of Economics in its journal Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies.

Volume (Year): 90 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 287-308

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Handle: RePEc:rae:jourae:v:90:y:2009:i:3:p:287-308

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Keywords: Kyoto Protocol; agricultural policy; economic modelling; tradable emission permits;

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  2. Garnache, Cloe & Merel, Pierre R., 2011. "Calibrating a regional PMP model of agricultural supply under multiple constraints: a set of matryoshka doll conditions," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114630, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Kahil, Mohamed Taher & Albiac, José, 2013. "Greenhouse gases mitigation policies in the agriculture of Aragon, Spain," Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), issue 1, April.
  4. Stephane De Cara & Pierre-Alain Jayet, 2011. "Marginal abatement costs of greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture, cost effectiveness, and the EU non-ETS burden sharing agreement," Working Papers 40635, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  5. Dominguez, Ignacio Perez & Britz, Wolfgang, 2010. "Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading In European Agriculture: A Comparison Of Different Policy Implementation Options In Year 2020," Proceedings Issues, 2010: Climate Change in World Agriculture: Mitigation, Adaptation, Trade and Food Security, June 2010, Stuttgart- Hohenheim, Germany 91396, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  6. Raja Chakir & Stephane De Cara & Bruno Vermont, 2011. "Émissions de gaz à effet de serre dues à l’agriculture et aux usages des sols en France : une analyse spatiale," Working Papers 42417, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  7. Fellmann, Thomas & Dominguez, Ignacio Perez & Witzke, Heinz Peter & Oudendag, Diti, 2012. "Mitigating GHG emissions from EU agriculture– what difference does the policy make?," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126815, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  8. Breen, James P. & Donnellan, Trevor & Westhoff, Patrick C., 2012. "Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Irish Agriculture: A market-based approach," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 130555, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  9. Camelia Burja, 2012. "Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Agriculture:A Comparative Analysis Between Countries That Recently Joined The Eu," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(14), pages 25.


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