A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

A proposal for a novel urban mobility policy: Personal carbon trade experiment in Lahti city

Open Access hybrid publication

Publication Details
Authors: Kuokkanen Anna, Sihvonen Markus, Uusitalo Ville, Huttunen Anna, Ronkainen Tuuli, Kahiluoto Helena
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Utilities Policy
Volume number: 62
ISSN: 0957-1787
eISSN: 1878-4356
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access hybrid publication


Climate policies targeting change in everyday practices have been weak. Personal carbon trade has been suggested as a market-based means to cap the overall climate emissions and to internalise the polluter-pays-principle, thus engaging individuals in climate action and creating an impetus for social change. Despite some academic interest, few practical applications and experiments have been performed. With digitalisation offering new possibilities, the aim of the paper is to propose personal carbon trade as a way to introduce a carbon budget for citizen-led urban transformation and discuss a practical case application from the city of Lahti.

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