Report on the empirical assessment of monitoring and enforcement of EU ETS regulation

The ENTRACTE research project is aiming to analyse the European climate policy portfolio with special emphasis on the role of interactions between its different parts. The project’s ultimate goal is to provide pragmatic guidance to policy makers for designing effective, cost efficient and politically and legally feasible climate policy portfolios.

This paper presents the first empirical evidence to date on compliance and enforcement in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), based on data from the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL).

Author: Antoine Dechezleprêtre