To think about

06 Dec

Emissions trading schemes by country

The following table provides a summary of the countries that have an established or proposed emissions trading scheme.

Country / Jurisdiction Scheme name Operating / In development
Australia Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme In development
Austria European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Operating
Belgium EU ETS Operating
Bulgaria EU ETS Operating
Cyprus EU ETS Operating
Czech Republic EU ETS Operating
Denmark EU ETS Operating
Estonia EU ETS Operating
Finland EU ETS Operating
France EU ETS Operating
Germany EU ETS Operating
Greece EU ETS Operating
Hungary EU ETS Operating
Ireland EU ETS Operating
Italy EU ETS Operating
Latvia EU ETS Operating
Lithuania EU ETS Operating
Luxembourg EU ETS Operating
Malta EU ETS Operating
Netherlands EU ETS Operating
Poland EU ETS Operating
Portugal EU ETS Operating
Romania EU ETS Operating
Slovakia EU ETS Operating
Slovenia EU ETS Operating
Spain EU ETS Operating
Sweden EU ETS Operating
United Kingdom EU ETS Operating
Norway Linked to EU ETS Operating
Iceland Linked to EU ETS Operating
Liechtenstein Linked to EU ETS Operating
Switzerland Swiss Emissions Trading Scheme and CO2 Tax, planned link to ETS Operating
New Zealand New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Operating
Canada Canadian Emissions Trading Scheme (Clean Air Act) In development
Republic of Korea Air Pollution Emissions Trading System In development
Japan Japanese Emissions Trading Scheme (has also trialled voluntary emissions trading schemes, including Japanese Voluntary Emissions Trading Scheme) In development
United States of America United States Emissions Trading Scheme (American Clean Energy and Security Act 2009 (Waxman-Markey Bill); and Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (Kerry-Boxer Bill)) In development
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maryland (All USA states) Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Operating
Arizona (USA), California (USA), New Mexico (USA), Oregon(USA), Washington (USA), Utah (USA), Montana (USA), British Columbia (Can), Manitoba (Can), Ontario (Can), and Quebec (Can). Western Climate Initiative (WCI) In development
Iowa (USA), Illinois (USA), Kansas (USA), Michigan (USA), Minnesota (USA), Wisconsin (USA) and Manitoba (Can) Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (MGGA) In development

Source Emissions trading schemes by country.

See also Global action – facts and fiction and Science – facts and fiction.

While all the above come from the Australian Department of Climate Change there is no doubt that much needs to be done to make these matters, especially those related to mitigation strategies, more accessible to the general public.



One response to “To think about

  1. Matthew C. Kriner

    January 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I was searching for digital photography when I found your site. Very good post. Thank You.


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