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In addition to risk minimization, other objectives include the following: i) learning by doing, ii) experimenting with diverse contract structures, iii) influencing policy, iv) broadening the envelope of flexibility, v) public relations, and vi) goodwill (PCF, 2003). The fragmented nature of the global carbon market generates differentiated prices for emissions reductions as shown in Table 1. Allowance markets generate high emission reduction prices since the delivery risks are believed to be minimal.

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