emissions trading


emissions trading
emissions trading emissions trading trading

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emissions trading UK US (also emission trading) noun [U] ENVIRONMENT
the activity of buying and selling emission units and emission credits: »

The EU is demanding that emissions trading and other such mechanisms account for no more than half a country's cuts.

emissions trading plan/programme/scheme »

The European Union proposed rules that would require airlines serving domestic routes to enter into an emissions trading scheme by 2011.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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