Breaking News

U.S. Said to Limit Visitors From Ebola Nations to Five Airports
Tweet TWEET

Carbon Trading Grows as Preferred Policy Tool, IETA Says

The expansion of carbon-trading mechanisms demonstrates that emission markets are the “policy instrument of choice” for cutting greenhouse gases, according to the International Emissions Trading Association.

New carbon markets are developing in several regions, including Australia, California, Chile, South Korea and China, IETA said in an annual report published today.

“These schemes all have their own timelines but are emerging as evidence that market-based trading systems are on the rise in both the developed and developing world,” IETA President Dirk Forrister said in the report.

The growth of new trading mechanisms requires policy coordination and linkage where possible to “guard against a disjointed and complex global carbon market,” Forrister said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ewa Krukowska in Brussels at ekrukowska@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Lars Paulsson at lpaulsson@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.