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Issue 1 (2009) pp. 9-22 - Saving the planet or selling off the atmosphere? Emissions trading, capital accumulation and the carbon rent / Peter Jones

Jones, Peter

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Governments are increasingly implementing emissions trading schemes, ostensibly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Karine Matthews and Matthew Paterson argue that the drive to implement emissions trading is primarily driven by the goal of supporting capital accumulation, rather than environmental considerations. This article ultimately agrees, but argues that their approach is not consistent with Marx’s labour theory of value. The concept of the ‘carbon rent’ is used to develop a more...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorJones, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-20T03:46:21Z
dc.date.available2015-01-20T03:46:21Z
dc.identifier.issn1836-6597
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/12548
dc.description.abstractGovernments are increasingly implementing emissions trading schemes, ostensibly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Karine Matthews and Matthew Paterson argue that the drive to implement emissions trading is primarily driven by the goal of supporting capital accumulation, rather than environmental considerations. This article ultimately agrees, but argues that their approach is not consistent with Marx’s labour theory of value. The concept of the ‘carbon rent’ is used to develop a more consistent approach to understanding how the state can use emissions trading to distribute income away from the poor and working class.
dc.format14 pages
dc.publisherRick Kuhn and Tom O'Lincoln
dc.rights© Peter Jones 2009
dc.sourceMarxist Interventions
dc.subjectemissions
dc.subjecttrading
dc.subjectplanet
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectgreenhouse gas
dc.titleIssue 1 (2009) pp. 9-22 - Saving the planet or selling off the atmosphere? Emissions trading, capital accumulation and the carbon rent / Peter Jones
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.issued2009
local.type.statusPublished Version
CollectionsMarxist Interventions (2009-2011)

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