Local Climate Governance in China: Hybrid Actors and Market Mechanisms

Hardcover | November 8, 2011

byM. Schröder

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Miriam Schröder scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid actors' performance on the local Chinese carbon market. Based on the empirical analysis of the effectiveness of four provincial centers for the diffusion of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a market mechanism for emission reductions.

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Miriam Schröder scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid actors' performance on the local Chinese carbon market. Based on the empirical analysis of the effectiveness of four provincial centers for the diffusion of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a market mechanism for emission reductions.

MIRIAM SCHRÖDER is a Research Fellow at Potsdam University, Germany. Her research focuses on Chinese climate politics, the Clean Development Mechanism, and renewable energy deployment. She has published on these topics in a range of journals, including the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Applied Energy and the Journal of En...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230301614

ISBN - 13:9780230301610

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE CHALLENGE
Climate Change as a New Challenge to Environmental Governance in China
PART II: THE PERFORMANCE OF CDM CENTERS AS SEMI-PUBLIC AGENCIES
The Need for Capacity Development in the Early CDM Market
The Role of Agencies in Diffusing the CDM
Case Study on the Performance of Four CDM Centres
Lessons Learned about the Role of Diffusion Catalysts
PART III: IMPLICATIONS OF HYBRID ACTORS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE
Blurring of Public and Private Boundaries
Conclusion: How to Make Hybrid Actors Accountable for Public Good Provision