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Making climate change governable.: Accounting for carbon as sinks, credits and personal budgets
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Lunds universitet, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Critical Policy Studies, ISSN 1946-0171, Vol. 5, no 2, 187-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article explores how climate governance is accomplished in practical terms. To that end we develop an ‘analytics of carbon accounting’ that draws attention to the calculative practices that turn stocks and flows of carbon into objects of governance. Carbon accounting as a rationality of government is primarily concerned with the ways in which carbon can be measured, quantified, demarcated and statistically aggregated; but the concept also alludes to questions about (political) accountability in relation to emissions of greenhouse gases. The paper outlines three different regimes of carbon accounting – ‘the national carbon sink’, ‘the carbon credit’ and ‘the personal carbon budget’ – to illustrate how stocks and flows of carbon are constructed as administrative domains amenable to certain forms of political and economic rationality, such as government regulation, market exchanges and self-governance by responsible individual subjects.

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2011. Vol. 5, no 2, 187-200 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64213DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2011.576531OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-64213DiVA: diva2:387565
Available from: 2011-01-14 Created: 2011-01-14 Last updated: 2015-06-10

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