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A workshop was held to discuss a proposal for enabling nations to meet very demanding targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions within their own borders. Domestic tradable quotas (DTQs), which are based on a form of electronic rationing, would be effective in reducing carbon emissions. The workshop surveyed the advantages and disadvantages of DTQs and concluded that they merit further investigation. DTQs are designed to recruit collective purpose to the task of reducing carbon emissions. The model of domestic tradable quotas has been re-evaluated over the past few years and there is recent experience with using this quota system for sulphur dioxide and milk. The use of electronic information technology has now opened out a new range of options with respect to rationing, giving it an effectiveness, a flexibility and humanity that was absent before.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18451 EN (1998) 23pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4379-3
Record Number: 199910558 / Last updated on: 1999-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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