Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection

After Cancún

Climate Governance or Climate Conflicts

Editors: Altvater, Elmar, Brunnengräber, Achim (Eds.)

  • Economic Growth, Climate Change and Energy Policy - A Critical Examination

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The world is facing several serious challenges at the close of the fossil and nuclear energy regime: the limited resources of cheap conventional oil can only be surmounted by tapping unconventional oil reserves, e.g. deep sea oil. The explosion of the oil platform Deepwater Horizon in 2010 and the subsequent oil spill caused enormous damage, which even a year later cannot be fully estimated. Another even more important threat emanating from the fossil and nuclear energy regime has been brought to our attention by the Fukushima disaster. Last but not least, the problem of climate change caused by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions is looming, despite the fact that the international community has agreed on a considerable reduction of these emissions. Is this poor result of the Kyoto Protocol and the failure of successive climate conferences the consequence of a preference for the use of market-based instruments? The majority of climate scientists, economists, and politicians believe in the efficiency of “cap-and-trade” regulations. They even conceive them as a constituent ingredient of a “Green New Deal” or “Global Green Recovery”. The contributions in this volume provide a critical examination of the theoretical foundations, the political implications, and the empirical experiences of the application of market mechanisms and financial instruments to climate policy.

About the authors

Elmar Altvater is a Professor emeritus for International Political Economy at the Freie Universität Berlin. Mail: altvater@zedat.fu-berlin.de
Achim Brunnengräber is a Visiting Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden, Chair for International Politics, and Associated Professor (Privatdozent) in Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Mail: priklima@zedat.fu-berlin.de

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"Die Autoren bieten insgesamt einen guten Überblick über Ansätze und Ergebnisse der einzelnen Teilprojekte des gemeinsamen Forschungsverbundes." Portal für Politikwissenschaft (www.pw-portal.de), 10.05.2012


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Climate Politics as Investment

    Simon Wolf

    Pages 45-69

  • A Brief History of Emission Trading Systems

    Miranda A. Schreurs

    Pages 145-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
After Cancún
Book Subtitle
Climate Governance or Climate Conflicts
Editors
  • Elmar Altvater
  • Achim Brunnengräber
Series Title
Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection
Copyright
2011
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-94018-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-94018-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-18291-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
189
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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