International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets

dc.contributor.authorMartin, Kyleen_ZA
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dc.date.issued2012en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractInternational consensus exists in that any route towards re-writing past wrongs in environmental governance must include a mechanism for internalizing the social costs of emissions by the major polluters - mainly energy intensive industries and utilities companies, providing heightened financial motivation to adopt cleaner modes of production. It is widely agreed upon that to do so value must be attached to emissions reductions, and with the Kyoto Protocol one such mechanism has been established. At the forefront of Kyoto is an economic quantity instrument known in the carbon markets as 'cap and trade'. The central question[s] in this research paper [are:] Are carbon trading and emissions offsetting feasible in the context of international environmental governance? What are the obstacles posed by the carbon cap and trade system in a free-market?en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationMartin, K. (2012). <i>International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11954en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMartin, Kyle. <i>"International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11954en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMartin, K. 2012. International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Martin, Kyle AB - International consensus exists in that any route towards re-writing past wrongs in environmental governance must include a mechanism for internalizing the social costs of emissions by the major polluters - mainly energy intensive industries and utilities companies, providing heightened financial motivation to adopt cleaner modes of production. It is widely agreed upon that to do so value must be attached to emissions reductions, and with the Kyoto Protocol one such mechanism has been established. At the forefront of Kyoto is an economic quantity instrument known in the carbon markets as 'cap and trade'. The central question[s] in this research paper [are:] Are carbon trading and emissions offsetting feasible in the context of international environmental governance? What are the obstacles posed by the carbon cap and trade system in a free-market? DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets TI - International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11954 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/11954
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMartin K. International environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon markets. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11954en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Political Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherInternational Relationsen_ZA
dc.titleInternational environmental governance : a case for increased regulation in the carbon marketsen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMSocScien_ZA
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