EU ETS Phase II (2008 - 2012)

The EU ETS was introduced across Europe in January 2005 to tackle emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and combat the serious threat of climate change. The current phase (Phase II) runs from 2008-2012 to coincide with the first Kyoto Commitment Period.

The EU ETS Phase II builds on the lessons from the first phase, and has broadened to cover CO2 emissions from glass, mineral wool, gypsum, flaring from offshore oil and gas production, petrochemicals, carbon black and integrated steelworks.


Phase II publications and research

Please see the DECC Research and publications page for more information on Phase II Regulatory Impact Assessments.

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