The Carbon Challenge

The Carbon Challenge

New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme

New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme favour big farming and industrial emitters over households and small businesses, argue academics Geoff Bertram and Simon Terry.

In a plain language guide that demystifies the complex world of emissions trading, they contend that New Zealand has a wealth of options for cutting emissions more equitably – but courageous political leadership is needed.

Part of Series 21: into a new century.

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Troubling Vital Statistics
3. How Did We Get Into This Mess?
4. Casting Illusions – Anatomy of the ETS
5. Much Ado About Very Little
6. ‘Let Them Eat Carbon’
7. Little Red Inconvertible
8. Agricultural Protection Money
9. The Coming Carbon Crunch – Beyond 2012
10. Where to Now?

Appendix: Government Gifting of NZUs

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2016
Pages: 224
RRP: $39.99
ISBN: 9781877242465
ISTC: A022012000021349
DOI: 10.7810/9781877242465

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Comment

Read Tim Hazledine's review in New Zealand Books.

'Their searing critique of the myths around the inability to do anything about agricultural emissions ... should make this book a ‘must read’ internationally.' Professor Michael Grubb, Chair, Climate Strategies, Cambridge University

'A plain language guide to government’s ineffectual efforts to curb carbon emissions. Essential reading for all New Zealanders – and especially our children, who will suffer the consequences of continued inaction.' Professor Peter Barrett, Victoria University of Wellington