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The influence of interest groups on the system of carbon leakage protection in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS)
University College Cork
The research looks at the role interest groups had on the process of forming the final legislation in the basic act of the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS), which sets out the parameters for the inclusion of sectors and subsectors on the Carbon Leakage List. By examining the initial proposal of the of the EU ETS Carbon Leakage List, as presented by the European Commission in 2015, and more specifically its Articles 10a and 10b which set out these parameters, and following the legislative process up to the adoption of the legislation in 2017 and its subsequent publication in the Official Journal of the EU in 2018, the research aims to demonstrate the level of influence interest groups have on the formulation of EU legislation. More specifically, the research question examines the role the interest groups representing relevant industries have had on the European Parliament in its work on Articles 10a and 10b of the ETS legislation and proposes that one of the factors for the adopted changes at the European Parliament level could have been lax transparency regulations concerning the work and influence of interest groups.
ETS , Emissions trading , Climate and energy , EU politics
Goodwin, N. 2021. The influence of interest groups on the system of carbon leakage protection in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS). MRes Thesis, University College Cork.