Years Active: 2009-2014


The UKERC Energy Demand team conducted research on personal carbon trading which led to the publication of a special issue of Climate Policy in August 2010. This was launched at the British Institute of Energy Economics conference to a wide-ranging audience. A total of nine papers have been published, making UKERC the global leader in this area of policy analysis.

Key Outputs

  • Fawcett, T. (2012). Personal carbon trading: is now the right time? Carbon Management, 3 (3): 283-291.
  • Parag, Y., Capstick, S. and Poortinga, W. (2011). Attribute Framing: A Comparison between Three Policy Instruments for Personal Emissions Reduction. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30 (4).
  • Parag, Y. and Strickland, D. (2011). Personal Carbon Trading: A Radical Policy Option for Reducing Emissions from the Domestic Sector. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 53 (1): 29.
  • Fawcett, T. and Parag, Y. (2010). An introduction to personal carbon trading. Climate Policy, 10 (4): 329-338.
  • Fawcett, T. (2010). Personal carbon trading in different national contexts. Climate Policy, 10 (4): 339-352.
  • Parag, Y. and Eyre, N. (2010). Barriers to Personal Carbon Trading in the Policy Arena. Climate Policy, 10 (4) 353-368.
  • Eyre, N. (2010). Policing Carbon:  Design and Enforcement Options for Personal Carbon Trading. Climate Policy, 10 (4): 432-446.
  • Fawcett, T. (2010). Personal carbon trading: A policy ahead of its time? Energy Policy, 38 (11): 6868-6876.
  • Brohe, A., Eyre, N. and Howarth, N. (2009). Carbon Markets - An International Business Guide. Earthscan.