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dc.contributor.authorSampford, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:33:58Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:33:58Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-26T22:52:21Z
dc.identifier.issn21587000en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4236/lce.2011.24026en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44865
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines some of the central global ethical and governance challenges of climate change and carbon emis-sions reduction in relation to globalization, the "global financial crisis" (GFC), and unsustainable conceptions of the "good life", and argues in favour of the development of a global carbon "integrity system". It is argued that a funda-mental driver of our climate problems is the incipient spread of an unsustainable Western version of the "good life", where resource-intensive, high-carbon western lifestyles, although frequently criticized as unsustainable and deeply unsatisfying, appear to have established an unearned ethical legitimacy. While the ultimate solution to climate change is the development of low carbon lifestyles, the paper argues that it is also important that economic incentives support and stimulate that search: the sustainable versions of the good life provide an ethical pull, whilst the incentives provide an economic push. Yet, if we are going to secure sustainable low carbon lifestyles, it is argued, we need more than the ethical pull and the economic push. Each needs to be institutionalized-built into the governance of global, regional, national, sub-regional, corporate and professional institutions. Where currently weakness in each exacerbates the weaknesses in others, it is argued that governance reform is required in all areas supporting sustainable, low carbon versions of the good life.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherScientific Research Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto219en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLow Carbon Economyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironment Policyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160507en_US
dc.titleTowards a Global Carbon Integrity System: Learning from the GFC1 and Avoiding a GCC2en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Scientific Research Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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