Global carbon credits and climate exchanges
Source: World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Volume 4, Number 1, 5 March 2007 , pp. 1-13(13)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This study analyses the carbon credits contracts as a market‐based mechanism to solve the global environmental problem by offering monetary rewards to countries and corporations that are low greenhouse emitters and putting economic pressure on those that are high greenhouse emitters. The mechanism is a by‐product of the Kyoto Protocol which came into effect on February 16, 2005. There are two functioning climate exchanges that are exclusively trading carbon contracts, and at least another four climate exchanges plan to offer carbon contracts in the near future. Finally, this study discusses some of the present and future programs to reduce greenhouse gas emission and suggests additional solutions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 5, 2007