John Libbey Eurotext

Environnement, Risques & Santé


Trading markets for industrial nitrogen oxide emissions: Case review and lessons Volume 2, issue 4, Juillet 2003

Institut national de l‘environnement industriel et des risques, Direction des risques chroniques, Unité modélisation et analyse économique pour la gestion des risques, Parc technologique ALATA, BP n° 2, 60550 Verneuil‐en‐Halatte <>
  • Key words: emission trading; nitrogen dioxide; industry; legislation; France.
  • Page(s) : 236-40
  • Published in: 2003

In recent decades, emission trading markets, primarily in the United States, have attempted to achieve ambitious environmental goals cost‐effectively. Some of these programmes were successful (lead in gasoline, Sulfur Allowance Trading), while others were not (RECLAIM in California). These experiments can teach us much about how such a scheme can work efficiently and give us some insight into the difficulties we will face if such a programme is introduced for industrial emissions of nitrogen oxides in France.