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      Jakob Skovgaard

Economisation of Climate Change

How the G20, the OECD and the IMF Address Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Finance

«'Skovgaard's excellent book explores how the IMF, OECD and G20 address the global threat of climate change and frame it as an economic issue. It provides a timely analysis of the increasing economisation of climate policy - its strengths and limitations. Most importantly, it shines a light on the questions of power and justice that are often hidden in economic discourses.' Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science»

The effort to address climate change cuts across a wide range of non-environmental actors and policy areas, including international economic institutions such as the Group of Twenty (G20), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Les mer
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The effort to address climate change cuts across a wide range of non-environmental actors and policy areas, including international economic institutions such as the Group of Twenty (G20), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These institutions do not tend to address climate change so much as an environmental issue, but as an economic one, a dynamic referred to as 'economisation'. Such economisation can have profound consequences for how environmental problems are addressed. This book explores how the G20, IMF, and OECD have addressed climate finance and fossil fuel subsidies, what factors have shaped their specific approaches, and the consequences of this economisation of climate change. Focusing on the international level, it is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and policymakers in the fields of politics, political economy and environmental policy. This title is also available as Open Access.
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Forlag: Cambridge University Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781108492836
Format: 24 x 17 cm
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«'Skovgaard's excellent book explores how the IMF, OECD and G20 address the global threat of climate change and frame it as an economic issue. It provides a timely analysis of the increasing economisation of climate policy - its strengths and limitations. Most importantly, it shines a light on the questions of power and justice that are often hidden in economic discourses.' Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science»

«'The need to shift the way finance operates is now widely recognized as essential for the societal transformations necessary to prevent dangerous climate change. Skovgaard's careful and sobering analysis shows both the power of three key global institutions - the IMF, G20, and OECD - to influence major financial reforms like ending fossil fuel subsidies, but also how their worldviews reinforce current practices that militate against the needed paradigm shift in climate finance. Anyone who wants to understand the opportunities and limits of these institutions' economization of climate change will want to read this book.' Steven Bernstein, University of Toronto»

«'Climate change can be reduced to the failure of the economic system to adequately recognize and price the short and long term benefits and costs of economic activity. After years of progress on climate change in the scientific, civil society, and environmental sphere, climate change is starting to become 'mainstreamed' by the G20, IMF, and beyond. While Skovgaard recognizes that in some ways permeation of core international economic institutions is paramount to tackling the climate challenge, he also shows how these institutions 'economize' climate change in a manner that may result in the fox guarding the henhouse. This book is essential reading for those wishing to trace the evolution of climate policy from scientific communities and civil society to the halls of economic power in order to help us understand the nature of the challenge for scholars and policy makers alike.' Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University»

Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction: The economisation of climate change and why it matters in the case of international economic institutions; Part II. Setting the Stage: 2. A framework for studying institutional output and its alignment, causes and consequences; 3. The three institutions, their roles and the environment; Part III. Fossil Fuel Subsidies: 4. Fossil fuel subsidies: Key issues; 5. The G20 and fossil fuel subsidy reform: The catalyst; 6. The OECD and fossil fuel subsidies: The knowledge provider; 7. The IMF and fossil fuel subsidies: The unexpected environmentalist; 8. The alignment of the economic institutions on fossil fuel subsidies: Synergies, but definitions can be divisive; Part IV. Climate Finance: 9. Climate finance: Key issues; 10. The G20 and climate finance: Introducing finance ministries to the topic; 11. The OECD and climate finance: Development and investment; 12. The IMF and climate finance: Carbon pricing rears its head; 13. The alignment of the economic institutions on climate finance: Efficiency in development and investments, but also carbon pricing; Part V. Conclusions: 14. Conclusions; References; Index.
Jakob Skovgaard is an Associate Professor in Political Science at Lund University. His research focuses on the interaction between economic and environmental institutions and objectives in climate policy. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in the international climate change team of the Danish Finance Ministry. He is the co-editor of the books The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and their Reform (Cambridge, 2018) and Governing the Climate-Energy Nexus: Institutional Complexity and Its Challenges to Effectiveness and Legitimacy (Cambridge, 2020).