My topic will be the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) It is to be a Po
My topic will be the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) It is to be a Power Point presentation that will last approximately 20 minutes. Background There have been many emissions trading schemes (ETS) and taxation policies (ETP) worldwide. A closer, comparative review/synthesis of these schemes and policies (see examples listed below) is warranted, which will be your assignment due by the end of Week 8. Thus, a consistent set of questions and/or issues for each chosen ETS/ETP will be researched and presented by the class members. Our intent is to have a high-quality set of PowerPoint presentations. In addition to your own research, I suggest you to review the material we have covered in weeks 6 and 7 as you prepare this assignment. (If you find any report/article that may be particularly useful to your colleagues, please pass that information to them.) Product & Its Delivery Everyone is asked to email me his/her selection of up to 3 choices by 7 pm, Monday, October 11th. For convenience, please make your ETS/ETP selections in the Excel spreadsheet provided. Thereafter, within the next day or so, I will assign a specific ETS/ETP to each one according to your preferences and such considerations as avoidance of topic duplication and promotion of complementary learning. Following careful research and discussion, each one is required to produce a ~20-minute presentation with audio (See the detail of how to record your presentation in another file). All the presentations must be posted on the FOR 835 D2L website by 7 pm, Friday, October 22. Presentation Components (graphics/images are encouraged and must be cited) 1. Title slide with ETS/ETP name (use a subtitle, if you like) and student names; 2. Historical development of the ETS/ETP (if necessary, use multiple slides); 3. Which pollution sources are directly covered by the ETS/ETP? 4. I. In case you pick an ETS, a. How is the CO2e/SO2/NOx price determined (historically/currently)? What is the quantity unit associated with the price? What instruments exist within this ETS (e.g., futures); b. If available, what are the price trends? What factors have affected these trends? c. How are CO2e/SO2/NOx actually traded? That is, how does this market work (e.g., monthly auction, Dutch auction, etc.); d. Does this ETS relate or link to other ETS(s)? If so, how? II. In case it is an ETP, e. Sectors of the economy covered; f. Notable exemptions; g. Tax rate and its change over time; h. Allocation of tax revenues; i. Transparency provisions; j. Any modification in the policy and/or its perception. 5. What do prognosticators say about the future of this ETS/ETP? What have you found in terms of its design and performance? a. For ETS, way(s) of initial allowances allocation; monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV); offsetting; compliance/penalty mechanism; market behavior... b. For ETP, see the elements listed above. 6. References.

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