Definition of emissions trading in English:

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emissions trading

Pronunciation: /ēˈmiSHnz ˌtrādiNG/


A system by which countries and organizations receive permits to produce a specified amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which they may trade with others.
Example sentences
  • Finally, there is the issue of emissions trading.
  • Lowery said a major planting programme could save the exchequer up to € 100 million in emissions trading.
  • The strategy also calls on all nations to replace emissions trading with an equitable fossil-fuel efficiency standard.

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Syllabification: e·mis·sions trad·ing

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