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Carbon markets and low-carbon investment in emerging economies: A synthesis of parallel workshops in Brazil and India

Author:
Hultman, Nathan E., Pulver, Simone, Pacca, Sergio, Saran, Samir, Powell, Lydia, Romeiro, Viviane, Benney, Tabitha
Source:
Energy policy 2011 v.39 no.10 pp. 6698-6700
ISSN:
0301-4215
Subject:
business enterprises, carbon markets, energy, issues and policy, Brazil, India
Abstract:
While policy experiments targeted at energy and innovation transitions have not been deployed consistently across all countries, market mechanisms such as carbon pricing have been tested over the past decade in disparate development contexts, and therefore provide some opportunities for analysis. This brief communication reports on two parallel workshops recently held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and New Delhi, India to address questions of how well these carbon pricing policies have worked in affecting corporate decisions to invest in low-carbon technology. Convening practitioners and scholars from multiple countries, the workshops elicited participants' perspectives on business investment decisions under international carbon markets in emerging economies across multiple energy-intensive sectors. We review the resulting perspectives on low-carbon policies and present guidance on a research agenda that could clarify how international and national policies could help encourage both energy transitions and energy innovations in emerging economies.
Agid:
967980