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Cap and Trade Offsets: The Case for following RGGI’s Model Rule

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Nathan Markey

Pace Law School, US
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J.D. Candidate Pace Law School May 2010 with an Environmental Certificate. Productions Editor, Pace Environmental Law Review 2009-2010.
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Abstract

The cap-and-trade of pollutants is often seen as the most politically acceptable form of regulating pollutants, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), as it is seen as the lowest cost alternative of regulation, and allows for innovative market responses within the regulated framework to lower costs. One of the regulation mechanisms that can be used to allow for these market innovations within a cap-and-trade market is inclusion of offsets into the market’s framework. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Model Rule offset provisions use a standards based approach to offsets, addressing many of the potential issues with implementing an offsets program, providing an excellent model for developing offset provisions.

How to Cite: Markey, N., 2010. Cap and Trade Offsets: The Case for following RGGI’s Model Rule. Amsterdam Law Forum, 2(2), pp.3–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.37974/ALF.112
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Published on 21 Feb 2010.

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