This report calculates the total number of permits allocated to BC under 15 different fairness concepts. The input data is based on the same datasets used by the federal government in current work on DET design, supplemented by standard economic statistics where necessary. The allocation process is assumed to start by dividing the “pie” by sector, nationally (as is assumed in the current federal design exercise). Five fairness concepts are applied at the national sector level. They are: 1990 Emission Intensity, 2000 Emission Intensity, Current Emissions, Export Intensity and Emissions and Export Intensity. An additional three concepts (share by output, by emissions and by exports) are used to split national sector allocations by province. The splits by province are based only on the relevant activities of the companies located in each province and are what would occur under a sectoral permit allocation negotiation assuming there is no federal-provincial negotiation on permit allocation.
Global Change Strategies International. 2003. Development and Analysis of Alternative GHG Emission Allocations. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection