Resembles the current Emissions Certificate the Indulgence-Grant of the Roman Catholic Church which had been issued until 1570? Indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence, Martin Luther found the sale of indulgences by the Pope as a widespread abuse, unjustly and morally reprehensible and it caused the schism.
In fact, the current Emissions Certificate shows similarities with the papal indulgence; however, by the Emission Certificate, it is not about God but the climate. From the perspective of the proponents of the emission allowances, it is not about to act morally but to achieve a positive effect for the climate-change. There are negative reports indicating that emission trading is exploited fraudulently; therefore, they require that the Emission Trading needs to be reformed.
Roland Leithenmayr, VfV