Andrew Gouldson

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In this paper, we use insights derived from a critical evaluation of ecological modernisation (EM) theories to examine the origins and influence of new, market based, forms of carbon governance. Focusing on two key examples of these, namely emissions trading in Europe and the global market in offsets, we argue that EM theories can help us both to understand(More)
Internationally, pressure is being exerted on governments and regulators to develop modern forms of regulation that deliver more for less, and in better ways. We discuss the ways in which one large regulator, the Environment Agency for England and Wales, has responded to such pressures by implementing risk-based approaches to regulation. After exploring the(More)
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