Senior Seminar Workshop Series


Sign up for this workshop on politics of carbon economics (participation confirmation only after sign-up).

You will develop some in-depth understandings of the real people in carbon economics, the workings and contradictions around emission markets, accounting and quantification. Thus, this workshop offers you insights into the actual politics packaged into quantifying carbon emissions: We focus on micro and macro politics in emission markets and accounting.

Want a taste?: Check out this brief text on the political economy of carbon trading.

Workshop facilitator: Dr. Ingmar Lippert is Lecturer and Research Fellow at Tembusu College. Between 2008 and 2010 he has been working and researching in the carbon accounting unit of a Fortune 50 multinational corporation. His research focuses on the micro political economics of global emission trading. In particular, this involves opening up questions on who is given a voice in calculations and representations of climatically relevant emissions.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.