A reading titled ‘Greening Capitalism? A Marxist Critique of Carbon Markets’ by Steffan Bohm, Maria Misoczky and Sandra Moog that discusses a Marxist assessment of carbon markets and their role in the evolution of global capitalism and climate change. The reading discusses four major marxist concepts: metabolic rift, capitalism and world ecology, uneven development and accumulation through dispossession, sub-imperialism, to establish a structure for an analysis of carbon markets. The reading further discusses the importance of understanding historical global capitalism development and its link to nature, especially within the Global South.
Students will learn about Marx’s theories and carbon markets and their role in mitigating climate change. They will also learn about the concept of ‘greening capitalism’ and its role in the future of economic growth and development. Students will further learn about the importance of mapping and acknowledging historical global capitalism development to understand the current state of climate change in the Global South.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is Greening Capitalism?
- Explain the link between history, capitalism and nature in the Global South
- Carbon markets could affect capitalist dynamics to achieve a global sustainable economy. Discuss
About the tool
|Tool Name||Greening Capitalism? A Marxist Critique of Carbon Markets|
|Discipline||Economics, Social Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Marxist Theory of Capitalism, Marx, Capitalism, Greening Capitalism, Historical Materialism|
|Climate Topic||Energy, Economics and Climate Change, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||Steffan Bohm, Maria Misoczky and Sandra Moog|
|Hosted at||Research Gate|