This book focuses on the EU ETS, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, backbone of the EuropeanUnion strategy to combat climate change, and its industry competitiveness implications. In the light of thediscussion of the revision for the coming years, it aims to provide a toolbox of key elements to understand itsfunctioning and to refl ect on crucial improvements.
Specifi cally, besides a general overview of the fi rst phases of the scheme and current diffi culties, the bookaims to (i) deploy an energy-intensive sector-level analysis, with both reference to academic literature(ex ante and ex post studies, paying a special attention to the underlying assumptions) and stakeholderspositions on carbon leakage issue; (ii) present an overview of the existing ETS policy measures and worldwideexperiences; (iii) refl ect on the ongoing reform for the post-2020 period, starting from the EuropeanCommission’s proposal and entering the technical and political debate taking place within the Europeaninstitutions.
“The EU ETS and the European industry competitiveness” provides the reader with a full understanding ofthe system, presenting problems, policy options, design aspects and global insights. It aims to identifypotential improvements and to draw lessons for the coming years and the future phases, assessing if thecurrent reform is actually on track to adequately protect business competitiveness.
EURIMA Environmental Policies, Universita Cattolica Milan
|Publication Date||January 2017|
|Nr of Pages||250|
|Available as||Hardback bound; Digital|