NGO request for Commission internal review of emission allowances for industries (Dec 2014)

Climate action

On 10 December, WWF, CAN Europe, Greenpeace, Carbon Market Watch and Sandbag will file a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The allowances, for use between 2015 and 2019, are worth €39 billion [1]. Over 99% of industry sector allowances are allocated for free.

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NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

20141210 RIR Carbon leakage list 2015-2019 decision.pdf


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