Putting a price on carbon and making the polluter pay makes sense, doesn't it? Kevin Smith shows how carbon trading has merely created big profits for transnational companies and had no impact on climate change.
The only feasible way out of the ecological crisis is a new, environmental Keynesianism, bringing together government, corporations and citizens. The problem is to convince politicians that ecological transformation and environmental practices can pay off politically, argues Susan George.
This book explores the impacts of the carbon market in South Africa. Connecting energy privatisation with issues around the enclosure of the atmosphere, this collection of essays gives a good grounding in the justice implications of the new carbon market.