Global Climate Change Digest: Main Page | Introduction | Archives | Calendar | Copy Policy | Abbreviations | Guide to Publishers


GCRIO Home ->arrow Library ->arrow Archives of the Global Climate Change Digest ->arrow March 1990 ->arrow GLOBAL EMISSIONS TRADING Search

U.S. Global Change Research Information Office logo and link to home

Last Updated:
February 28, 2007

GCRIO Program Overview

 

 

Library 
Our extensive collection of documents.

 

Get Acrobat Reader

Privacy Policy

Global Climate Change DigestArchives of the
Global Climate Change Digest

A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1990

NEWS...
GLOBAL EMISSIONS TRADING


Item #d90mar62

Global emissions trading is under discussion as a means of limiting greenhouse gas emissions. This approach would is an alternative to an international convention patterned after the Montreal Protocol, which applies to ozone-depleting substances. The U.S. Department of State prepared a report for the February IPCC meeting advocating a system that would allow each country a specified amount of greenhouse gas emissions depending on population; these emission "permits" could be bought or sold among countries. (See Science, pp. 520-521, Feb. 2, 1989, for reactions to this approach; contact Off. Global Change, U.S. Dept. State; 202-647-4269). A similar scheme is suggested in a recent report from the Royal Institute of International Affairs. (See REPORTS/GENERAL AND POLICY, this Global Climate Change Digest issue--Mar. 1990.) John Wakeham, U.K. Secretary of State for Energy, also proposed a market-based system at the World Energy Conference in September 1989 (World Clim. Change Rep., p. 17, Oct. 1989).

  • Guide to Publishers
  • Index of Abbreviations

  • Hosted by U.S. Global Change Research Information Office. Copyright by Center for Environmental Information, Inc. For more information contact U.S. Global Change Research Information Office, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: +1 202 223 6262. Fax: +1 202 223 3065. Email: Web: www.gcrio.org. Webmaster:
    U.S. Climate Change Technology Program Intranet Logo and link to Home