An analysis of Australia's carbon pollution reduction scheme

Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Maroulis, Jerry and Cockfield, Geoff (2009) An analysis of Australia's carbon pollution reduction scheme. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 66 (5 ). pp. 591-603. ISSN 0020-7233

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Abstract

The authors review the decision-making since the Labour Government came into office (November 2007). The Australian Government’s ‘Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme’ White Paper (15 December 2008) proposes that an Australian Emissions Trading Scheme (AETS) be implemented in mid-2010. Acknowledging that the scheme is comprehensive, the paper finds that in many cases, Australia will take a softer approach to climate change through the AETS than the European Union ETS(EUETS). The paper assesses key issues in the White Paper such as emissions reduction targets, GHG coverage, sectoral coverage, inclusion of unlimited quantities of offsets from Kyoto international markets and exclusion of deforestation activities.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Tek Narayan Maraseni
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2009 00:07
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 06:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian Emissions Trading Scheme; Kyoto Protocol; greenhouse gas coverage; agriculture; offsets
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919901 Carbon and Emissions Trading
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/00207230902916190
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6419

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