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Carbon trading in the compliance and voluntary markets: Challenges, opportunities and the role of U.S. regulators

There is a growing global focus from a broad spectrum of stakeholders across the global economy on how to avoid, reduce, and remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

While once accused of lagging behind, the private sector is now at the forefront of the development of market-based solutions to assist with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

This paper provides historical context to the carbon markets operating today, sets out an overview of the current status, challenges and future of the compliance and voluntary carbon markets and details the role of U.S. regulators in the development of these matters.