Tag: carbon leakage


Europe has set a bold target for itself, reducing its total carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 against 1990 levels. It is an ambitious goal, no doubt, but one that is certainly attainable at the rate the continent is going. Read more…


Empty rhetoric. That’s the verdict on the recently established New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from Geoff Bertram and Simon Terry in their searching book The Carbon Challenge: New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme. It is something of a cautionary tale Read more…


European nations are wary about a perceived trend in France and the United States to use international competition as a reason to back off on carbon-reduction pledges. They are concerned that carbon tariffs could be used to fend off competition Read more…

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