JET-SET - Emissions Trading as Social-Ecological Transformation Process

The team of the JET-SET group project evaluated the practice of emissions trading from a socio-ecological perspective and made recommendations for its further development.

Research approach

ISOE took part in the JET-SET group project with a supplementary module, "Gender Impacts of Climate Protection and ETS". Attention was focused on which gender-specific impacts are to be expected from market-based instruments for climate protection, and how these differences may be interpreted.

The gender analysis took place in several stages that, in technical terms, adhered closely to the procedure for a gender impact assessment (GIA). In an exploration of the gender aspects relevant to the questions under review in the project, ISOE also examined aspects of
(inter-)national climate policy. 

Project partners

Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH, Abt. Klimapolitik (Lead)
Zentrum für Umweltforschung, Universität Kassel (USF)
Zentrum für europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW)
Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung, Heidelberg, gGmbH (ifeu)


Federal Ministry of Education and Research, funding programme Social Ecological Research (BMBF)


2003/05 – 2007/08