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The concept refers to one of the three Kyoto mechanisms, by which an Annex I Party may transfer Kyoto Protocol units to, or acquire units from, another Annex I Party. An Annex I Party must meet specific eligibility requirements to participate in emissions trading.
(Source: UNFCCC at


Related terms:
carbon market
carbon trading
emission allowance
tradable emission

In other languages

échange de droits d’émission
торговля квотами на выбросы
comercio de derechos de emisión
Chinese, Simplified
الاتجار في الانبعاثات

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with emissions trading

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with emissions trading. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Kyoto Protocol