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The first phase of the UK ETS evaluation, covering process, outcomes and early impacts.

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First published:
18 December 2023
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This 2-phase evaluation programme aims to provide evidence on:

  • the effectiveness of the scheme’s implementation
  • the early outcomes of the scheme
  • its longer terms impacts

UK ETS evaluation phase 1 report covers:

  • transition from EU ETS to UK ETS
  • effectiveness of UK ETS delivery
  • operation of the UK ETS market and assessment of its performance
  • early findings on emissions reduction activity
  • early finding on carbon leakage

See the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS): phase 1 evaluation report on GOV.UK