Definition of emissions trading in English:

emissions trading

Line breaks: emis|sions trad¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɪʃnzˌtreɪdɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 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.
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    • 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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