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Interactions Between Emission Trading Systems and Other Overlapping Policy Instruments


  • Nils Axel Braathen



Well designed emission trading systems are environmentally effective and economically efficient instruments to address emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. This paper discusses interactions that can occur when a cap-and-trade based emission trading system is combined with overlapping policy instruments (environmentally related taxes, subsidies, ‘command-and-control regulations, information instruments, etc.), addressing emissions stemming from the same sources.

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  • Nils Axel Braathen, 2011. "Interactions Between Emission Trading Systems and Other Overlapping Policy Instruments," OECD Green Growth Papers 2011/2, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:envddd:2011/2-en

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    1. Marianne Fay & Stephane Hallegatte & Adrien Vogt-Schilb & Julie Rozenberg & Ulf Narloch & Tom Kerr, 2015. "Decarbonizing Development," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 21842.
    2. Pablo Río, 2014. "On evaluating success in complex policy mixes: the case of renewable energy support schemes," Policy Sciences, Springer;Society of Policy Sciences, vol. 47(3), pages 267-287, September.

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