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