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The EU ETS: Caught between an ideal and reality

The EU ETS (emissions trading system) has passed its first decade of operation and has proven to be an inspiration for those who promote carbon pricing through carbon markets as a means to tackle climate change. During this period, Europe has learned important lessons from operating its own ETS and from observing the experiences of other jurisdictions with carbon markets.

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Former Deputy Director of CEPS Energy Climate House & Head, Carbon Market Forum