Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide

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Routledge, May 16, 2012 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. This book is a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding the opportunities offered by regulated and voluntary carbon markets for tackling climate change. Coverage includes: - An overview of the problem of climate change, with a concise review of the most recent scientific evidence in different fields - A highly accessible introduction to the economic theory and different constitutive elements of a carbon allowances market - Explanation of the Kyoto Protocol and its flexibility mechanisms - Explanation of how the EU Emissions Trading Scheme works in practice - Ongoing developments in regulated carbon markets in the US - Up-to-the-minute coverage of regulated carbon markets in Australia - Developments in New Zealand and Japan - Carbon offsetting and voluntary carbon markets. Combining theoretical aspects with practical applications, this book is for business leaders, financiers, carbon traders, lawyers, bankers, researchers, policy makers and anyone interested in market mechanisms to mitigate climate change. The carbon emissions resulting from the production of this book have been calculated, reduced and offset to render the book ?carbon neutral?. Published with CO2 Neutral
 

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Contents

1 Climate Change
1
A New Tool for Environmental Management
20
3 The Kyoto Protocol
60
4 The EU Emissions Trading Scheme
107
5 US Carbon Markets
153
6 Emissions Trading in Australia
198
7 Other Emerging Mandatory Schemes
244
8 Voluntary Offsetting Market
274
Carbon Markets in the Age of Uncertainty
288
Index
295
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Arnaud Broh is a Managing Partner at CO2logic, a leading carbon advisory and carbon offsetting firm based in Brussels. Previously he worked as a carbon advisor for a consulting firm. Nick Eyre is leader of the Lower Carbon Futures team at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. Nicholas Howarth is a specialist on carbon markets and energy investment at the Oxford University School of Geography and Environment, prior to which he was economic advisor to the Australian Environment Minister. CO2logic, a leading advisory firm in the carbon markets, participates in the development of carbon reduction projects to generate carbon credits by implementing various flexibility mechanisms (CDM, Gold Standard, VCS). CO2logic also works with multinational companies to help them calculate, reduce and offset their greenhouse gas emissions to go 'CO2 Neutral'.

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