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Upsetting the Offset

Upsetting the Offset

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Upsetting the Offset engages critically with the political economy of carbon markets. It presents a range of case studies and critiques from around the world, showing
how the scam of carbon markets affects the lives of communities. But the book doesn’t stop there. It also presents a number of alternatives to carbon markets which
enable communities to live in real low-carbon futures.
Upsetting the Offset engages critically with the political economy of carbon markets. It presents a range of case studies and critiques from around the world, showing
how the scam of carbon markets affects the lives of communities. But the book doesn’t stop there. It also presents a number of alternatives to carbon markets which
enable communities to live in real low-carbon futures.

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Upsettingthe Offset
 The Political Economy of Carbon MarketsSteffen Böhm &Siddhartha Dabhi (eds)
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Upsetting the Offset:
 The Political Economy of Carbon Markets
Steffen Böhm and Siddhartha Dabhi (eds)
Upsetting the Offset
engages critically with the political economy of carbon mar-kets. It presents a range of case studies and critiques from around the world, show-ing how the scam of carbon markets affects the lives of communities. But the book doesn’t stop there. It also presents a number of alternatives to carbon markets whichenable communities to live in real low-carbon futures.‘This book is a very constructive and rigorous critique of CDM offset approaches todeal with carbon footprints. I recommend this book to any student, policy maker oradministrator of climate change complexities in developed or developing countries.’Professor Anil Gupta,
Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, India 
‘If you wondered whether capitalism could ever produce the perfect weapon of itsown destruction, try this heady mix of carbon fuels, the trade in nancial derivatives,and more than a dash of neo-colonialism, and boom! But this book is far from re-signed to that fate. After examining the case against carbon trading… the book turnsto alternatives, to hope, to sanity, and to the future.’ Professor Stefano Harney,
 Queen  Mary, University of London, UK 
‘The politics of carbon trading is a subject far too important to be left to politicians,industrialists and technocrats. This is an issue that is affecting everyone on the planet.In this important book, a series of well known commentators explain the perverseeconomics that lies behind the impossible idea of trading our future for prot.’Professor Martin Parker,
University of Leicester, UK 
Anyone concerned about the future of the planet (is anyone not?) should read thisbook. The contributors give powerful evidence and argument to show that the car-bon trading regimes favoured by the world’s elites will not work – and are, indeed, setto make things worse. But the message is not negative. There are alternatives, botheffective and desirable.’ Professor Ted Benton,
University of Essex, UK 
Steffen Böhm
is Reader in Management at Essex Business School, University of Es-sex, UK.
Siddhartha Dabhi
is a researcher at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.
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