2. The Matter of Carbon: Understanding the Materiality of tCO2e in Carbon Offsets

  1. Peter Newell2,
  2. Maxwell Boykoff3 and
  3. Emily Boyd4
  1. Adam G. Bumpus

Published Online: 17 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118315835.ch2

The New Carbon Economy

The New Carbon Economy

How to Cite

Bumpus, A. G. (2012) The Matter of Carbon: Understanding the Materiality of tCO2e in Carbon Offsets, in The New Carbon Economy (eds P. Newell, M. Boykoff and E. Boyd), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118315835.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sussex, UK

  2. 3

    University of Colorado, USA

  3. 4

    University of Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444350227

Online ISBN: 9781118315835

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Keywords:

  • carbon offsets;
  • materiality of tCO2e;
  • emissions reductions;
  • offset, deployment;
  • “baseline-and-credit”;
  • privatization, in offset;
  • displacement;
  • movement of credits, and CDM;
  • tCO2e, as tradable commodity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Creating the Carbon Commodity: Processes of Commodification and the International Carbon Economy

  • Global-Local Linkages and Offset Technologies

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • Endnotes

  • References