- Examines different dimensions of the carbon economy from a range of disciplinary angles in a diversity of settings
- Provides ways for researchers to subject claims of newness and uniqueness to critical scrutiny
- Historicizes claims of the 'newness' of the carbon economy
- Covers a range of geographical settings including Europe, the US and Central America
1 The “New” Carbon Economy: What’s New?
Emily Boyd, Maxwell Boykoff and Peter Newell 1
2 The Matter of Carbon: Understanding the Materiality of tCO2e in Carbon Offsets
Adam G. Bumpus 13
3 Making Markets Out of Thin Air: A Case of Capital Involution
María Gutíerrez 41
4 Between Desire and Routine: Assembling Environment and Finance in Carbon Markets
Philippe Descheneau and Matthew Paterson 65
5 Ecological Modernisation and the Governance of Carbon: A Critical Analysis
Ian Bailey, Andy Gouldson and Peter Newell 85
6 Accounting for Carbon: The Role of Accounting Professional Organisations in Governing Climate Change
Heather Lovell and Donald MacKenzie 107
7 Realizing Carbon’s Value: Discourse and Calculation in the Production of Carbon Forestry Offsets in Costa Rica
David M. Lansing 135
8 Resisting and Reconciling Big Wind: Middle Landscape Politics in the New American West
Roopali Phadke 159
Max Boykoff University of Colorado, USA.
Emily Boyd University of Leeds, UK.