On Climate Rent

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F873A7DED600
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
On Climate Rent
Périodique
Historical Materialism
Auteur(s)
Felli R.
ISSN
1465-4466
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Numéro
3-4
Pages
251-280
Langue
anglais
Résumé
As environmental degradation becomes a growing concern, this article argues that the development of international law on climate change expresses the deep social contradictions between accumulation and reproduction under capitalism. These contradictions are translated into the creation of a form of public property over the right to emit greenhouse gases (and not the 'privatisation' of the atmosphere). This public property is unequally distributed amongst states in an imperialist manner. The distribution of these rights at the domestic level amounts to the distribution of rights to climate rent. Contrary to popular accounts of the 'commodification' of nature, I argue that emission rights are not 'commodities', and emissions trading and carbon markets are not 'accumulation strategies'. These are merely depoliticised forms in which climate rent is extracted and circulates to preclude political debates about the goals of production.
Mots-clé
Value theory, Imperialism, Climate change, Climate governance, Carbon trading, Rent, International law
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29/06/2010 12:00
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