Call to arms
Vo, Viet Anh ;  Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik

Main titleCall to arms
SubtitleInventing a “capital-flowbased emission control mechanism” project
Title variationsInventing a capital-flow-based emission control mechanism
AuthorVo, Viet Anh
InstitutionFreie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik
No. of Pages7 S.
KeywordsEmission control mechanism ; Climate change
Classification (DDC)320 Political science
AbstractCapital-flow-based emission control mechanism’ is my on-going individual research. In the research, I manage to introduce a new approach to emission control, or CO¬2 offsetting, by looking into flows in and out of capital accounts of different populations on the principle that there are populations emitting more than others. My view is similar to that of Thomas L. Friedman about “bad lenders” and “bad borrowers” in The Lexus and The Oliver Tree (2000) in that “the two biggest threats of today’s global financial system—[financial crises] trigged by “bad lenders” and [political crises] trigged by “bad borrowers.” Likewise, among biggest threats to today’s global environmental system are crises trigged by “bad spenders,” who make the most emission out of their money, and “bad producers.” While most carbon reduction regulations are trying to deal with the “bad producers,” my idea is to tackle the “bad spenders.” By identifying the businesses that make happen the capital flow to and from the bad spenders’ accounts, customer focus (business’s factor) and investment focus (market’s factor) can be shifted accordingly to make the system less susceptible to bad spending. In this paper, I am going to reproduce the research idea, then foresee how its results can serve as a basis for decision-making in businesses to comply with emission control. If this concept is recognized worldwide, and a new mechanism is ratified where certain businesses are promoted to maximize the outflow and minimize the inflow of bad spenders, a whole new range of projects and businesses can be labeled as indirectly contributing to emission control, especially in developing countries where the people need to buy the patience needed for technology transfer processes.
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FU DepartmentProceedings of the Berlin Conferences on   Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Year of publication2010
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