Linking emission trading systems - Prospects and issues for business

Analysis of key barriers to linking emissions trading systems and a potential timeline for the creation of a global company-level carbon market.

Publication date: September 2009 - Information in this report was correct at the time of publication

With the establishment of a global carbon market now a major policy goal worldwide, the 'Linking emission trading systems' report examines the issues for business and the practicalities of its development.

The report analyses the key barriers to linking both emerging and existing systems and presents a potential timeline for the creation of a global company-level carbon market.

The findings should be of interest to businesses operating across multiple regions, to policy makers preparing for international negotiations or developing cap and trade systems and to those wanting to stay at the forefront of issues facing cap-and-trade systems.

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