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The Effects of the EU ETS on Companies: Research by Conducting Interviews in European Companies


  • Seiji Ikkatai

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Daisuke Ishikawa

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

  • Shuichi Ohori

    (Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)


We study the effects of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS)?which was introduced in January 2005?on companies by conducting interviews in some German and UK firms. In this paper, we demonstrate that although the introduction of the EU ETS has increased awareness of the importance of efforts to reduce global warming and emission costs, it has had little influence on the companies CO2 abatement efforts during the first period.

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  • Seiji Ikkatai & Daisuke Ishikawa & Shuichi Ohori, 2007. "The Effects of the EU ETS on Companies: Research by Conducting Interviews in European Companies," KIER Working Papers 627, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:kyo:wpaper:627

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