Hoong N. Young


In this Comment, the author examines the strengths and weaknesses of using an emissions trading program, instead of a traditional command and control method, to reduce pollution emissions. The Comment analyzes two programs currently being used in the United States, the SO2 trading program and the Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM). Based on this analysis, the author discusses potential problems with a global CO2 emissions trading program and offers some suggestions as to possible solutions for these problems.