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Main Title International climate change programs lessons learned from the European union's emissions trading scheme and the Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism : report to Congressional requesters / [electronic resource] :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-09-151
OCLC Number 276931078
Subject Added Ent Emissions trading--Evaluation.; Carbon sequestration--Measurement.; Carbon dioxide sinks--Measurement.; Carbon dioxide mitigation.; Greenhouse gas mitigation.; Climatic changes--Risk management.
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/15/2008
Collation [69] p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on Dec 3, 2008). "November 2008." Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. Includes bibliographical references. "GAO-09-151."
Contents Notes International policies to address climate change have largely relied on market-based programs; for example, under the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) phase I (2005 to 2007) carbon dioxide emissions reductions were sought by setting a cap on each member state's allowable emissions and distributing tradable allowances to covered entities, such as power plants. Beginning operation in 2002, the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has relied on offsets, allowing certain industrialized nations to pay for emission reduction projects in developing countries--where the cost of abatement may be less expensive--in addition to reducing emissions within their borders. Legislative proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions are under consideration in the United States. In this context, GAO was asked to examine the effects of and lessons learned from (1) the ETS phase I and (2) the CDM. GAO worked with the National Academy of Sciences to identify experts in market-based programs and gathered their opinions through a questionnaire, interviewed stakeholders, and reviewed available information.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site.
Alternate Title Lessons learned from the European union's emissions trading scheme and the Kyoto Protocol's clean development mechanism
PUB Date Free Form 2008
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20081203092748
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-09-151
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03074nam 2200457Ia 45020