ETS workshop: day 1

 Wp-Content Uploads 2007 09 Nzets1-1Just a note: enjoyable is perhaps not the best word for a day going through the detail of the framework for the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), but it was certainly useful to have officials walk us through the design of the new system, and just as intriguing to gauge the response from the floor. To a first approximation, foresters happy, big emitters less so. Two key points. The ETS is clearly intended as a stepping stone to a long term system for post-Kyoto operation, but in the absence of any concrete guidance on where the world is going to go, much of the detail remains to be worked on. There are “2007 decisions

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