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2006

Environmental Law

Kirk W Junker

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Ethical Emissions Trading And The Law, Kirk W. Junker Dec 2005

Ethical Emissions Trading And The Law, Kirk W. Junker

Kirk W Junker

The idea of permit trading in the United States can be traced as far back as the 1970s, but emissions trading has really only became a popular and exportable idea with the more recent demands that environmental protection acknowledge economic pressures through such ideas as sustainable development. Now the idea of emissions trading has caught on in South America, China and Europe as well. Yet in the eagerness of governments and industry to work out the technical details and legal mechanics of the emissions trading tool, insufficient attention has been paid to its underlying legal and ethical assumptions. In this ...