Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Market-Based Instruments with Chinese Characteristics: The Feasibility of Cap-and-Trade Implementation to Reduce SO2 Emissions in China and the Role of the U.S. EPA

The U.S. and Chinese environmental protection agencies have agreed to pursue the use of market-based instruments to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions in China. This report explores the feasibility of using cap-and-trade, a specific type of market-based instrument, in reducing emissions in the current Chinese context. It assesses the political and regulatory feasibility, administrative feasibility, and the economic feasibility of China implementing a cap-and-trade policy to control SO2 emissions. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, International Issues, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2007
  • Author(s): Aditya Chandraghatgi, Brandon Lamson, Leah Larson-Rabin, Raul Leon, William Lipske, Allison Quatrini, and Marta Skwarczek
  • Client Name: Jeffrey Smoller, president of the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance