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dc.contributor.advisorMascher, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorYam, Josephine Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-05T14:40:46Z
dc.date.available2016-05-05T14:40:46Z
dc.date.submitted2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2971
dc.description.abstractPursuant to the Paris Agreement, many countries intend to fulfill their carbon mitigation obligations by operating cap-and-trade schemes. While desirable, linking various cap-and-trade schemes to form a global carbon market is complex because it involves the collaboration of disparate schemes that governments have developed independently of each other. Because governments will design such schemes according to their own domestic priorities, heterogeneous carbon credits created from these schemes will have varying levels of environmental integrity. This thesis examines whether carbon credits should be traded like commodities or like currencies to achieve environmental integrity in linked cap-and-trade schemes. This thesis recommends that heterogeneous carbon credits should be traded like currencies by using carbon exchange rates that calibrate their varying carbon mitigation values to make them truly fungible. A carbon currency trading model will ensure the environmental integrity of linked cap-and-trade schemes to collectively mitigate climate change on an international scale.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science--International Law and Relationsen_US
dc.subjectPublic Administrationen_US
dc.subjectEngineering--Environmentalen_US
dc.subject.otherParis Agreementen_US
dc.subject.otherclimate changeen_US
dc.subject.othergreenhouse gas emissionsen_US
dc.subject.othercap-and-tradeen_US
dc.subject.othercarbon creditsen_US
dc.subject.otherenvironmental integrityen_US
dc.subject.othercarbon marketsen_US
dc.subject.otherlinking cap-and-trade schemesen_US
dc.subject.othercarbon exchange rateen_US
dc.subject.othercurrencyen_US
dc.subject.othercommodityen_US
dc.titleCommodity or Currency: How Carbon Credits Should be Traded To Achieve Environmental Integrity in Linked Cap-and-Trade Schemesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.publisher.corporateUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25357
thesis.degree.nameLLMen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLaw
atmire.migration.oldid4380


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