By Elmar Altvater, Achim Brunnengräber

ISBN-10: 3531182919

ISBN-13: 9783531182919

The area is dealing with a number of severe demanding situations on the shut of the fossil and nuclear power regime: the restricted assets of inexpensive traditional oil can in basic terms be surmounted by means of tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the following oil spill triggered huge, immense harm, which even a yr later can't be absolutely envisioned. one other much more vital possibility emanating from the fossil and nuclear strength regime has been dropped at our awareness via the Fukushima catastrophe. final yet now not least, the matter of weather swap attributable to a rise in greenhouse fuel emissions is looming, although the overseas neighborhood has agreed on a substantial aid of those emissions. is that this negative results of the Kyoto Protocol and the failure of successive weather meetings the final result of a choice for using market-based tools? nearly all of weather scientists, economists, and politicians think within the potency of “cap-and-trade” laws. They even conceive them as a constituent component of a “Green New Deal” or “Global eco-friendly Recovery”. The contributions during this quantity supply a serious exam of the theoretical foundations, the political implications, and the empirical reports of the appliance of marketplace mechanisms and monetary tools to weather coverage.

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This is the claim that the CDM exacerbates (or reproduces) uneven development in the form of ,climate colonialism'. hat impede their development, while industrialised countries get to use offsets to continue their carbon-intensive development paths. Even senior government officials within the climate cbange negotiations, such as the ,father of Kyoto' Ambassador RaU! hat the CDM is considered a form of joint implementation but I don't understand how a commitment can be jointly implemented if ouly one of the parties involved is committed to limit emissions and the other party is free from a qualitative point of view.

Starting from a poststructura1ist ontology, the research strategy combines archeological and genealogical methods: While the archeological dimension of the analysis refers to the form of a dominant rationality, the genealogical dimension refers to the formation of this rationality based on societal practices and changes to these practices (Foucault 1976/1998). hat are used for analysing climate politics. hat are maiuly occupied with collectively held ideas and understandings on soeial life, but miss a ,,more specific understandiug of who the relevant actors are, what they want, aod what the content of soeial structures might be" (Okereke et al.

32 Peter Newell / Matthew Paterson auctioning rather than free allocation of the allowances (Capoor and Ambrosi 2009). :conomic analysis ofthe EU ETS makes it clear that as a policy tool, it has succeeded extremely weil in producing a coalition of forces that see benefits in this mode of climate change policy (Paterson 2010). hat includes a broad swathe of mainstream environmental NGOs (most of whom now give qualified support to the ETS), financiers, project developers, lawyers, and the regulated firms who prefer it to any other policy design.

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