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Pricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, the State and Market Failure

Pearse, Rebecca

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In the mid-2000s it seemed that the global carbon market would take off and spark the worldwide transition to a profitable low carbon economy. A decade on, the experiment in carbon trading is failing. Carbon market schemes have been plagued by problems and resistance to carbon pricing has come from the political Left and Right. In the Australian case, a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) was dismantled after a long, bitter public debate. The replacement 'Direct Action Plan' is also in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPearse, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T00:43:07Z
dc.date.available2020-05-13T00:43:07Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-0367376826
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204081
dc.description.abstractIn the mid-2000s it seemed that the global carbon market would take off and spark the worldwide transition to a profitable low carbon economy. A decade on, the experiment in carbon trading is failing. Carbon market schemes have been plagued by problems and resistance to carbon pricing has come from the political Left and Right. In the Australian case, a national emissions trading scheme (ETS) was dismantled after a long, bitter public debate. The replacement 'Direct Action Plan' is also in disrepute. Pricing Carbon in Australia examines the rise and fall of the ETS in Australia between 2007 and 2015, exploring the underlying contradictions of marketised climate policy in detail. Through this and other international examples, the book offers a critique of the political economy of marketised climate policy, exploring why the hopes for global carbon trading have been dashed. The Australian case is interpreted in light of a broader legitimation crisis as state strategies for (temporarily) displacing the climate crisis continue to fail. Importantly, in the wake of carbon market failure, alternative agendas for state action are emerging as campaigns for the retrenchment of fossil fuel assets and for just renewable energy transition continue transforming climate politics and policy as we know it. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners and academics in the fields of environmental policy and politics and social movement studies.
dc.format.extent156 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherABC Books
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Advances in Climate Change Research
dc.rights© 2018 Rebecca Pearse
dc.source.urihttps://www.routledge.com/Pricing-Carbon-in-Australia-Contestation-the-State-and-Market-Failure/Pearse/p/book/9781138230583
dc.titlePricing Carbon in Australia: Contestation, the State and Market Failure
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2019-07-29
local.identifier.absfor160507 - Environment Policy
local.identifier.absfor160802 - Environmental Sociology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6269649xPUB959
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationPearse, Rebecca, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315363455
local.identifier.absseo960302 - Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
dc.date.updated2020-05-10T08:18:23Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAbingdon
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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