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What You Should Know About Carbon Markets
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Department of Financial Economics, Avda de los Naranjos s/n, Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Received: 15 October 2008; in revised form: 16 December 2008 / Accepted: 16 December 2008 / Published: 17 December 2008
Abstract: Since the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, carbon trading has been in continuous expansion. In this paper, we review the origins of carbon trading in order to understand how carbon trading works in Europe and, specifically, the functioning of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and the workings of several spot, futures and options markets where European Union Allowances are traded. As well, the linking of the EU ETS with the other United Nations carbon markets is also studied.
Keywords: Emission Trading; European Union Allowances; Carbon Markets
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Mansanet-Bataller, M.; Pardo, Á. What You Should Know About Carbon Markets. Energies 2008, 1, 120-153.
Mansanet-Bataller M, Pardo Á. What You Should Know About Carbon Markets. Energies. 2008; 1(3):120-153.
Mansanet-Bataller, Maria; Pardo, Ángel. 2008. "What You Should Know About Carbon Markets." Energies 1, no. 3: 120-153.