Creating the UK emission trading scheme: Motives and symbolic politics

Nye, Mike and Owens, S (2008) Creating the UK emission trading scheme: Motives and symbolic politics. European Environment, 18 (1). pp. 1-15.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper explores the business-led advocacy of the UK emission trading scheme with special focus on the symbolic benefits of emission trading for the business community. It traces the development of the UK Emissions Trading Group and links the group's preferences for emission trading to socio-economic, operational and legislative contexts. The analysis reveals that, although business originally supported emission trading as an alternative to taxation, more socio-symbolic motives shaped business interest in emission trading after announcement of the Climate Change Levy. This suggests that 'symbolic politics' can drive industry support for economic instruments such as emission trading, even when the economic rationale for doing so is diminished or constrained by existing policy frameworks or wider socio-economic contexts.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 14:38
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 05:26
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24885
DOI: 10.1002/eet.468

Actions (login required)

View Item