This dataset is sourced from European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS). This dataset includes 31 countries’ names, their two lettered codes, main activity sector name, ETS information, Year of the data collection and value from 2005-2016. The Unit of the measure value for this dataset is measured in tonne of CO2-equ.
The EU ETS is one of the main measures introduced by the EU to achieve cost-efficient reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and reach its targets under the Kyoto Protocol and other commitments. The data mainly comes from the EU Transaction Log (EUTL).
The dataset includes aggregated data on greenhouse gas emissions and allowances. Its geographic coverage comprises of the following 31 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a central instrument of the EU’s policy to fight climate change and achieve cost-efficient reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. It is the world’s biggest carbon market.