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Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power

Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power

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The main cause of global warming is rapidly increasing carbon dioxideemissions – primarily the result of burning fossil fuels – despite international agreements to reduce such emissions. The trouble is that despite being aware of the serious situation, very few decision- makers are ready to tackle the problem at its roots.

Instead of reducing the extraction of fossil fuels and searching for other solutions, current carbon-trading policies, in practice, favour the further exploitation of these fuels. Furthermore, new tree plantations, which are claimed as a means of mitigating the consequences of increased carbon dioxide pollution, often drive people out of their traditional living grounds and destroy biological diversity.
The main cause of global warming is rapidly increasing carbon dioxideemissions – primarily the result of burning fossil fuels – despite international agreements to reduce such emissions. The trouble is that despite being aware of the serious situation, very few decision- makers are ready to tackle the problem at its roots.

Instead of reducing the extraction of fossil fuels and searching for other solutions, current carbon-trading policies, in practice, favour the further exploitation of these fuels. Furthermore, new tree plantations, which are claimed as a means of mitigating the consequences of increased carbon dioxide pollution, often drive people out of their traditional living grounds and destroy biological diversity.

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development dialogueno. 48 september 2006a critical conversationon climate change,privatisation and power 
 
Guest editor and author Larry LohmannEditorsNiclas HällströmOlle NordbergRobert ÖsterberghSub-editor Wendy DaviesProduction editorsMattias LassonGerd Ryman-EricsonDesign and layoutMattias LassonPrintersMediaprintUddevalla, Sweden,September 2006Subscribers are kindly requested toinorm the Dag Hammarskjöld Centreo any changes o address or subscriptioncancellations.Editorial Of ceThe Dag Hammarskjöld CentreÖvre Slottsgatan 2SE-753 10 Uppsala, SwedenFax: +46-(0)18-12 20 72E-mail: secretariat@dh.uu.seWebsite: www.dh.uu.seThe opinions expressed in the journalare those o the authors and do notnecessarily reect the views o the DagHammarskjöld Foundation.ISSN 0345-2328Larry Lohmann workswith the Corner House,a small research and soli-darity organisation in theUK. He is the co-author o 
Pulping the South: Industrial Tree Plantations and the World Paper Economy
 (with Ricardo Carrere, 1996) and
Whose Common Future? Reclaiming the Commons
(with Simon Fairlie, Nicholas Hildyardand Sarah Sexton, 1993), and co-editor o 
The Struggle for Land and the fate of the Forests
(with Marcus Colchester, 1993). Since then,he has published articles and book chapterson climate change, land rights, globalisation,racism, orest conicts, development,environmental change in Southeast Asia andthe politics o cost-benet analysis. Duringthe 1980s he lived and worked in Thailand,most o the time with non-governmentalorganisations.Website: www.thecornerhouse.org.ukThis issue o 
Development Dialogue 
is thesecond in a series o 
What Next 
projectpublications. It also orms part o a new phasein the journal’s history.
Development Dialogue 
 has been given a resh look - a new cover design and a new layout. At the same time weare introducing a new and simpler numberingsystem, consisting o a running number alongwith month and year o publication. Thisissue is No. 48 in the series o issues publishedsince 1972. The length o 
Development Dialogue 
issues may vary more than beore. We hopethe new design o the journal will meetwith readers’ approval.
Development Dialogue 
will continue toprovide a space or pioneering ideas, andthe essential character o the journal willremain unchanged.This issue o 
Development Dialogue 
is publishedin cooperation with the Corner House.
 
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