Linking the Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes: the negotiation process
Switzerland and the EU are negotiating the possibility of linking their emissions trading schemes. Both the Federal Council and the EU Council of Ministers have issued a negotiating mandate for that purpose.
Auch EU-Ministerrat erteilt Verhandlungsmandat für Verknüpfung der Emissionshandelssysteme
On 20 December 2010, the EU Council of Ministers issued a mandate for negotiating the linking of the European and Swiss emissions trading schemes (ETS). By doing so, the EU Commission has authorised negotiations with Switzerland towards that goal. This means that no other formality stands in the way of the beginning of negotiations.
Commission proposes opening negotiations with Switzerland on linking emission trading systems
- On 5 November 2010, the EU Commission recommended that the Council of Ministers begin negotiations on linking the Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes. This recommendation included a negotiating mandate. Switzerland is the first non-EU country to discuss this type of project with the EU.