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The Regional Dimensions of the 'Transition to a Low Carbon Economy': The Case of Australia's Latrobe Valley

Weller, Sally Anne (2012) The Regional Dimensions of the 'Transition to a Low Carbon Economy': The Case of Australia's Latrobe Valley. Regional Studies, 46 (9). 1261-1272. ISSN 0034-3404 (print) 1360-0591 (online)

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Abstract

Translating concern about climate change into practical, effective and politically feasible policy action is a key challenge for contemporary governments. In Australia, the government's failure to launch ‘the transition to a low-carbon economy’ is reshaping the political landscape. This article argues that progress has stalled because politicians emboldened by the moral challenge of climate action, but schooled in market-based policy solutions, have not acknowledged or made provision for the regional impacts of the economic transformation they propose.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24436, ResPubID25658, climate change, low-carbon economy, carbon trading scheme, Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, CPRS, electricity production sector, Latrobe Valley, regulation theory, privatization
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 02:08
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2014 01:59
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9451
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2011.585149
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