Thursday, May 03, 2007

Toward a US Cap And Trade System

David Hayes, former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, has an interesting report on the Public Policy Institute's website on how the US should structure a carbon cap and trade system, and the benefits to the US of setting up a market now. Hayes argues that the US's failure to join the Kyoto parties has put the US behind in an important developing market, and he identifies lessons that the US should learn from the development of carbon markets to date.

On that note, the World Bank reports that the global carbon market tripled from $11 billion to $30 billion in 2006, with the EU accounting for about 75 percent of that amount.


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