New Book: Carbon Law & Trading

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n Carbon Trading Law and Practice , author Scott D. Deatherage provides practitioners with a comprehensive practical guide to the US and international practice of carbon emissions trading. The book includes a comprehensive examination of climate change, emissions trading, international and EU law, other reduction programs, carbon credit financing, and the US regulatory regime for emissions trading.

The use of market-based systems as a means of regulating emissions and other environmental pollution or degradation is a growing phenomenon. As nations and states appear to be responding to scientific pronouncements regarding the existence and causes of climate change, environmental markets appear to be one of the main tools that will be used to address greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon Trading Law and Practice provides the fundamental explanation and the underlying legal systems and issues that serve to create and sustain carbon credit creation and the trading of these credits, and a series of related legal and business issues.


  • Excellent guide for practitioners involved in the voluntary credit market or the developing market for those that will be required to meet greenhouse gas emission restrictions in the future
  • Comprehensive treatment of the areas of law surrounding carbon trading, including accessible explanations of key issues and terms
  • Written by an experienced environmental law practitioner

Product Details

346 pages; 7 x 10; ISBN13: 978-0-19-973221-0ISBN10:

About the Author(s)

Scott Deatherage has practiced environmental law for the last 20 years, and currently is the head of Thompson & Knight’s Climate Change and Renewable Energy Practice Group. He has negotiated carbon credit purchase agreements and advised clients on investing in carbon credit transaction. He also counsels clients on climate change regulation on their facilities. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School where he served as the Articles Editor of The Harvard Environmental Law Review.

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