The European Greenhouse Gas Market (EU ETS) has been in force for more than 10 years with the aim of creating incentives to reduce greenhouse gases in the industry and energy sectors. In the past, the price of a greenhouse gas certificate in the EU ETS has fallen to around 5 euros for various reasons. In order to increase the value of a greenhouse gas certificate, the "Market Stability Reserve" (MSR) has been adopted. As a result, around 900 million allowances were withdrawn from the market and transferred to a newly created reserve. The reserve can be used to stabilise the market. The price of a certificate is currently around 25 euros; this price development shows the importance of the climate problem.

Currently, the fourth phase of the EU ETS after 2020 is in preparation (2021-2030).

The measures to stabilize the EU ETS market have been successfully implemented and led to higher market prices for greenhouse gas certificates. In addition, the Swiss ETS has been successfully linked to the EU ETS and the linking of the two systems is expected to come into force in the near future.


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