Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Tyler, Emily
dc.contributor.author du Toit, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Dunn, Zelda
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T08:07:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T08:07:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Tyler, E.; du Toit, M. & Dunn, Z. (2009) Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa. Cape Town, Energy Research Centre. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16872
dc.description.abstract An emissions trading scheme (ETS) is based on the allocation of allowances to emit pollutants, which in the case of climate change are greenhouse gases. Allowances are allocated to a defined set of emitters, who are required to hold sufficient allowances to cover their emissions at the end of a compliance period, or face penalties. Scarcity is created in the scheme through the allocation of fewer allowances than emissions, resulting in emitters having to choose between reducing their emissions in line with their allowance allocations, or purchasing additional allowances to cover their excess emissions levels. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/09Tyler-etal-Emissions_trading.pdf en_ZA
dc.subject.other Emissions trading
dc.subject.other Greenhouse gas mitigation
dc.title Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T09:34:37Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords Emissions trading en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords mitigation en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords South Africa en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Tyler, E., du Toit, M., & Dunn, Z. (2009). Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa. <i>http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/09Tyler-etal-Emissions_trading.pdf</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16872 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Tyler, Emily, Michelle du Toit, and Zelda Dunn "Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa." <i>http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/09Tyler-etal-Emissions_trading.pdf</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16872 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Tyler E, du Toit M, Dunn Z. Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa. http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/09Tyler-etal-Emissions_trading.pdf. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16872. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Tyler, Emily AU - du Toit, Michelle AU - Dunn, Zelda AB - An emissions trading scheme (ETS) is based on the allocation of allowances to emit pollutants, which in the case of climate change are greenhouse gases. Allowances are allocated to a defined set of emitters, who are required to hold sufficient allowances to cover their emissions at the end of a compliance period, or face penalties. Scarcity is created in the scheme through the allocation of fewer allowances than emissions, resulting in emitters having to choose between reducing their emissions in line with their allowance allocations, or purchasing additional allowances to cover their excess emissions levels. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/09Tyler-etal-Emissions_trading.pdf LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa TI - Emissions trading as a policy option for greenhouse gas mitigation in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16872 ER - en_ZA


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