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Institutional Feasibility - the end or the means in emissions trading?: Evaluating the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Luth, Jessika LU (2012) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This thesis evaluates the institutional feasibility of the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) policy during its formation, design, and implementation as well as how the related changes in the regulatory framework affected the policy and market behaviour. Using a set of complementary analytical methods, the research investigates the institutional developments and complexities of the NZ ETS, including (i) technical, political and instrumental uncertainties; (ii) institutional experience and learning; (iii) political acceptance during design, formation, and implementation; (iv) administrative capacity; and (v) market behaviour to achieve cost-effective compliance. The findings of this thesis help answer questions concerning critical... (More)
This thesis evaluates the institutional feasibility of the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) policy during its formation, design, and implementation as well as how the related changes in the regulatory framework affected the policy and market behaviour. Using a set of complementary analytical methods, the research investigates the institutional developments and complexities of the NZ ETS, including (i) technical, political and instrumental uncertainties; (ii) institutional experience and learning; (iii) political acceptance during design, formation, and implementation; (iv) administrative capacity; and (v) market behaviour to achieve cost-effective compliance. The findings of this thesis help answer questions concerning critical endogenous (e.g. design aspects) and exogenous conditions (e.g. global carbon market) that have affected or framed the political acceptability and administrative burden of the NZ ETS. (Less)
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author
Luth, Jessika LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
emissions trading scheme, New Zealand, institutional feasibility, policy evaluation, climate change mitigation
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2012:24
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3129328
date added to LUP
2012-10-15 09:32:12
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2012-10-15 09:32:12
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  abstract     = {This thesis evaluates the institutional feasibility of the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) policy during its formation, design, and implementation as well as how the related changes in the regulatory framework affected the policy and market behaviour. Using a set of complementary analytical methods, the research investigates the institutional developments and complexities of the NZ ETS, including (i) technical, political and instrumental uncertainties; (ii) institutional experience and learning; (iii) political acceptance during design, formation, and implementation; (iv) administrative capacity; and (v) market behaviour to achieve cost-effective compliance. The findings of this thesis help answer questions concerning critical endogenous (e.g. design aspects) and exogenous conditions (e.g. global carbon market) that have affected or framed the political acceptability and administrative burden of the NZ ETS.},
  author       = {Luth, Jessika},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {emissions trading scheme,New Zealand,institutional feasibility,policy evaluation,climate change mitigation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Institutional Feasibility - the end or the means in emissions trading?: Evaluating the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme},
  year         = {2012},
}