Carbon classified? Unpacking heterogeneous relations inscribed into corporate carbon emissions : Ingmar Lippert

Abstract: How does a corporation know it emits carbon? Acquiring such knowledge starts with the classification of environmentally relevant consumption information. This paper visits the corporate location at which this underlying element for… Continue reading

Can capitalism survive climate change? : David L. Levy

Review of: Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson (2010) Climate capitalism: Global warming and the transformation of the global economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (PB, pp. 205, £ 19.99, ISBN 9780521127288). Can capitalism effectively… Continue reading

A dark art: Field notes on carbon capture and storage policy negotiations at COP17 : Gökçe Günel

Introduction I started learning about the controversies surrounding carbon capture and storage (CCS) negotiations during my ethnographic fieldwork on the development of a clean technology and renewable energy sector in Abu Dhabi, United… Continue reading

Capitalizing on chaos: Climate change and disaster capitalism – Robert Fletcher

While conservative critics complain that serious attention to anthropogenic climate change will adversely impact economic growth, radical environmentalists contend that mitigating climate change in the long term will require substantial transformation of the… Continue reading

Role of WB & carbon credits in land grabs in Uganda

> Uganda: World Bank Under Attack for Aiding Land Grabs > > > By Haggai Matsiko, 6 May 2012 > > * Comment > tml> > > > 7ca09cddc0aee144:arc614x376:w360:us1.jpg> Jason Taylor/FoEI > >… Continue reading

The ‘third way’ for climate action – Siddhartha Dabhi

Review of: Anthony Giddens (2009) The politics of climate change. Cambridge: Polity (PB, pp. 264, £14.99, ISBN 978-0-7456-4693-0) During the last two decades, there has emerged a substantial literature on climate change that… Continue reading

Planting trees through the Clean Development Mechanism: A critical assessment : Esteve Corbera and Charlotte Friedli

The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) allowed developing countries to promote Afforestation and Reforestation (A/R) activities as a means to sell carbon emissions reductions to individuals, companies and governments in developed countries.… Continue reading

Privatising the atmosphere: A solution or dangerous con? – Mike Childs

In 1833 William Forster Lloyd wrote a pamphlet (Lloyd, 1833), which described what has later become known as the ‘tragedy of the commons’ (see Hardin, 1968). It described how self-interested subsistence farmers would… Continue reading

A colonial mechanism to enclose lands: A critical review of two REDD+-focused special issues : Joanna Cabello and Tamra Gilbertson

This review essay critiques two REDD+-focused special issue journals: Environmental Science and Policy, ‘Governing and Implementing REDD+’, and Forests (2, 2011). This is an effort to address the varying assumptions from the academic… Continue reading

Durban’s conference of polluters, market failure and critic failure by Patrick Bond

The United Nations climate negotiations have failed to address what scientists agree is the world’s greatest-ever threat to the human species and much other life on Earth. In Durban, South Africa, the December… Continue reading