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

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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). pp. 1261-1272. ISSN 0034-3404 (print) 1360-0591 (online)

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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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9451
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2011.585149
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/003434...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > SEO Classification > 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Keywords ResPubID24436, ResPubID25658, climate change, low-carbon economy, carbon trading scheme, Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, CPRS, electricity production sector, Latrobe Valley, regulation theory, privatization
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