01 Oct 2009

Court ruling need not cause the carbon market to unravel

Christian Egenhofer

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In a ruling last week, the European Court of First Instance struck down the decision of the European Commission to reject the CO2 emissions national allocation plans of Poland and Estonia. In this new commentary, CEPS Senior Fellow Christian Egenhofer argues that, in order to ensure the integrity, predictability and stability of the carbon market, the Commission should reach a political settlement with Poland, Estonia and the other member states that have taken the matter to court.