South African carbon trading: A counterproductive climate change strategy

Patrick Bond, Graham Erion

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If in coming decades floods periodically inundate the eastern third of South Africa and droughts are unbearable in the western two-thirds, and if the main ports of eThekwini, Cape Town, Richard’s Bay, Buffalo City and Mandela Metropole (including the new Coega complex) are gradually submerged - perhaps four metres below present sea levels in a century - once sufficiently large sections of Antarctica, the Arctic Circle and Greenland melt, where might South Africans turn to hurl the blame?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectric Capitalism
Subtitle of host publicationRecolonising Africa on the Power Grid
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781136567643
ISBN (Print)9781849771061
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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