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Carbon Credit Markets
Allayannis, George (Yiorgos); Tenguria, Susheel; Taylor, Matt Technical Note F-1583 / Published April 7, 2009 / 20 pages.
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This note discusses issues related to carbon markets: Emissions Trading Approaches (Cap-and-Trade, Baseline-and-Credit, and Offsets), Regulatory Framework (Kyoto Protocol), and two key mechanisms of credits creation, Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation; creation and trading of carbon credits (CERs) (markets such as OTC and organized exchanges such as the Chicago Climate Exchange); examples of investors in the carbon market (carbon funds) and carbon indices established; recent developments in the carbon markets in the United States such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Western Climate Initiative; and investment considerations and factors affecting pricing in the carbon markets.

  • Overview

    This note discusses issues related to carbon markets: Emissions Trading Approaches (Cap-and-Trade, Baseline-and-Credit, and Offsets), Regulatory Framework (Kyoto Protocol), and two key mechanisms of credits creation, Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation; creation and trading of carbon credits (CERs) (markets such as OTC and organized exchanges such as the Chicago Climate Exchange); examples of investors in the carbon market (carbon funds) and carbon indices established; recent developments in the carbon markets in the United States such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Western Climate Initiative; and investment considerations and factors affecting pricing in the carbon markets.

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