After Cancún: Climate Governance or Climate Conflicts by Elmar Altvater, Achim Brunnengräber

By Elmar Altvater, Achim Brunnengräber

The realm is dealing with a number of severe demanding situations on the shut of the fossil and nuclear strength regime: the restricted assets of inexpensive traditional oil can purely be surmounted via tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the next oil spill brought on huge, immense harm, which even a 12 months later can't be totally predicted. one other much more very important danger emanating from the fossil and nuclear power regime has been delivered to our recognition via the Fukushima catastrophe. final yet no longer least, the matter of weather switch as a result of a rise in greenhouse gasoline emissions is looming, even though the overseas group 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 end result of a choice for using market-based tools? the vast majority of weather scientists, economists, and politicians think within the potency of “cap-and-trade” laws. They even conceive them as a constituent element of a “Green New Deal” or “Global eco-friendly Recovery”. The contributions during this quantity offer a serious exam of the theoretical foundations, the political implications, and the empirical reviews of the applying of marketplace mechanisms and monetary tools to weather coverage.

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