Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: are the carbon markets up to the job?

Date: 22 Mar 2011
Speaker(s): Keith Allott, Jouni Paavola, Andy Gouldson
Venue: University of Leeds

The UK and EU have invested much energy and political capital in carbon markets as a key element of the global framework to address climate change. In the aftermath of Copenhagen and Cancun, it is important to ask whether these mechanisms are driving clean investment and innovation in industrialised countries, and whether offsetting approaches, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, are in need of radical reform or replacement. Dr Keith Allott was speaking following the publication of a new report on renewable energy.

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