The Commission’s Puzzling and Powering over the Revision of the Emissions Trading Scheme

Part of the Energy, Climate and the Environment Series book series (ECE)


The revision of the ETS was foreseen for 2008. The Commission’s work to publish its proposal is a perfect example of a purposeful adjustment of existing policies. It therefore combines instances of learning and — rather than learning for adaptation — of planned ‘instrument sequencing’, where a more interventionist option follows an unsuccessful softer policy option (Gunningham et al. 1998, p. 35). In the introductory paragraphs of this chapter, I will introduce the reform pressure that the Commission had to react to.


Member State European Commission Impact Assessment Climate Policy Policy Option 
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© Jonas Dreger 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Berlin Graduate School of Social SciencesHumboldt UniversityGermany

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