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The Allocation of Regulatory Competence in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

ISBN13: 9781107042261
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00

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The European Union's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the world's largest carbon trading market. This book offers a new perspective on the EU ETS as a multi-level governance regime, in which the regulatory process is composed of three distinct 'competences' - norm setting, implementation, and enforcement. Are these competences best combined in a single regulator at one level of government or would they be better allocated among a variety of regulators at different levels of government?

The combined legal, economic, and political analysis in this book reveals that the actual allocation of competences within the EU ETS diverges from a hypothetical ideal allocation in important ways, and provides a political economy explanation for the existing allocation of norm setting, implementation and enforcement competences among various levels of European government.

Environmental Law, EU Law
Introduction: a changing (regulatory) climate
1. From competing jurisdictions to competing competences: the allocation of regulatory competences
2. Optimal competence allocation for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
3. Regulatory competence allocation in the EU ETS (2005-2012)
4. Regulatory competence allocation in the EU ETS (2013 onwards)
5. A political economy explanation for competence allocation in the EU ETS