The Korean cap-and-trade system will be effective from 2015.
There are many issues that are not addressed in the bill in Korea. Many of the major details have been delegated to the president or will be addressed in future bills including:
- Availability of International Offsets
- Calculation for determining the amount of carbon emission
- Feed-in-tariffs for renewable
- Renewable energy quota
- Enforcement Mechanism
- Implementation of a Carbon Trading Market
The penalty for non-compliance is three times the prevailing market price with a cap of KRW 100,000 per ton.
Sean Hayes, IPG's Co-Chair of the Korea Practice Team, may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com
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