EU ETS: Trading Pollution or Perfect Solution? EU ETS og dets kritik

Cindie Ørnstruo, Christian Winther, Mathias Hansen & David Magrane

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme has become the world’s largest and most comprehensive greenhouse gas mitigation plan. Although, considered by many to be one of the most important pieces of legislation in recent history, the scheme has been heavily scrutinised for not doing enough and for being malfunctional. We feel that existing literature on the ETS does not extend far enough on how actors change the ETS. Therefore, our research will utilise sources that will allow us to critically question the system. To get in-depth information from the actors, we conduct four interviews: Two NGOs and two companies. We questioned the system by analysing the frames different actors present, drawing on rational choice and constructivism theories. The respective actors use different ways to frame the issues of the ETS according to their interests, and have different solutions on how to solve the commonly perceived flaws of the system. We see if the critiques are being corrected by the participation of actors (NGOs) in the development of the scheme, or if the ETS is a scheme beyond repair and better off scrapped?

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2015


  • EU
  • ETS
  • climate policy