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THE ATMOSPHERE BUSINESS

ephemera: theory & politics in organization

volume 12, number 1/2

 

The atmosphere business
Issue editors: Steffen Böhm, Anna-Maria Murtola and Sverre Spoelstra 

The contributions collected in this special issue of ephemera question the underlying ideologies and assumptions of carbon markets, and bring to light many of the contradictions and antagonisms that are currently at the heart of ‘climate capitalism’. They offer a critical assessment of the political economy of carbon trading, and a detailed understanding of how these newly created markets are designed, how they (don’t) work, the various actors that are involved, and how these actors function together to create and contest the ‘atmosphere business’. In 5 notes, 6 articles, 1 interview and 3 book reviews, some of the most prominent critical voices in debates about the atmosphere business are brought together in this special issue. 

Table of Contents:
Editorial

The atmosphere business  
Steffen Böhm, Anna-Maria Murtola and Sverre Spoelstra 

Notes 

Privatising the atmosphere: A solution or dangerous con? 
Mike Childs 
 
Carbon markets after Durban 
Oscar Reyes 
 
A dark art: Field notes on carbon capture and storage policy negotiations at COP17 
Gökçe Günel 
 
Durban’s conference of polluters, market failure and critic failure 
Patrick Bond 
 
The people’s climate summit in Cochabamba: A tragedy in three acts 
Tadzio Mueller 

Interview  

Critiquing carbon markets: A conversation 
Larry Lohmann and Steffen Böhm 
 
Articles  

Capitalizing on chaos: Climate change and disaster capitalism 
Robert Fletcher 
 
The prey of uncertainty: Climate change as opportunity 
Jerome Whitington 
 
Carbon classified? Unpacking heterogeneous relations inscribed  into corporate carbon emissions 
Ingmar Lippert 
 
A colonial mechanism to enclose lands: A critical review of two  REDD+-focused special issues 
Joanna Cabello and Tamra Gilbertson 
 
Mapping REDD in the Asia-Pacific: Governance, marketisation  and contention 
Rebecca Pearse 
 
Planting trees through the Clean Development Mechanism:  A critical assessment 
Esteve Corbera and Charlotte Friedli 
 
Reviews
The ‘third way’ for climate action 
Siddhartha Dabhi 
 
Carbon trading in South Africa: Plus ça change?   
Peter Newell 
 
Can capitalism survive climate change?
David L. Levy

 

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Crisis Theory

FINANCIALISATION AND ENVIRONMENT

 Hallsworth Conference on Financialisation and Environment 
The Implications for Environmental Governance of the Global Financial Crisis
15-16 April, 2010, University of Manchester
Board Room, Arthur Lewis Building, 2nd floor

Please register at: http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/politics/events/hallsworth/booking/

Program

Thursday, 15 April 2010

10:30: Welcome and Registration

11:00: Introduction – Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester

11:30: Debates on Economic Valuation and Payment for Environmental Services – Joan Martinez Allier, Autonomous University of Barcelona

12:30: Lunch

13:30 Carbon trading, new enclosures and eco-social contestation – Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

14:30: The Financialisation of the ‘Good Environment’ and ‘Good Environmental Citizen’ – Samuel Randalls, University College London

15:30: Coffee

16:00: The Domination of Finance capital over Nature – Claude Serfati, University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

17:00: Discussion 

17:30: Close
Friday, 16 April 2010

10:00: The Role of Finance in the Ambiguous Post-Neoliberalising of Nature: A Research Program for the Agro-fuels Project – Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna

11:00: Sugarcane in Brazil: Finance capital, Slave Labour and Deforestation – Leonardo Sakamoto, Brazilian Comission for the Eradication of Slave Labour and NGO Repórter Brasil

12:00: Carbon Markets and Climate Change – Larry Lohman, The Corner House

13:00: Lunch

13:30: Carbon Emissions as New Fields for (Finance) Capital – Christian Zeller, University of Salzburg

14:30:  Processes of Exchange in the Carbon Credit Industry – John Broderick, University of Manchester

15:30: Coffee

15.45: Round Table: Financialisation of the Environment: What Governance?

17:00: Close

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