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Author Newell, Peter (Peter John)

Title Climate capitalism : global warming and the transformation of the global economy / Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  HC79.P55 N49 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HC79 P55 N49 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HC79.P55 N49 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introducing climate capitalism -- Histories of climate, histories of capitalism -- Climate for business : from threat to opportunity -- Mobilising the power of investors -- Searching for flexibility, creating a market -- Caps, trades, and profits -- Buying our way out of trouble -- The limits of climate capitalism -- Governing the carbon economy -- What futures for climate capitalism?
Note "Confronting climate change is now understood as a problem of 'decarbonising' the global economy: ending our dependence on carbon-based fossil fuels. This book explores whether such a transformation is underway, how it might be accelerated, and the complex politics of this process. Given the dominance of global capitalism and free-market ideologies, decarbonisation is dependent on creating carbon markets and engaging powerful actors in the world of business and finance. Climate Capitalism assesses the huge political dilemmas this poses, and the need to challenge the entrenched power of many corporations, the culture of energy use, and global inequalities in energy consumption. Climate Capitalism is essential reading for anyone wanting to better understand the challenge we face. It will also inform a range of student courses in environmental studies, development studies, international relations, and business programmes"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Emissions trading
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects
Pollution -- Economic aspects
Add Author Paterson, Matthew, 1967-
ISBN 9780521194853
9780521127288 (pbk.)
0521127289 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 3231978