The Research Progress of the Social Acceptability of Personal Carbon Trading in UK

Shanqi Wang, Chong Ren


Nowadays, the global warming has become a crucial issue result from a large number of greenhouse gases emissions, and individual carbon emissions account for a large proportion of total carbon dioxide emissions. In the current climate background, Personal Carbon Trading (PCT) which aimed at reducing carbon emissions from household energy and personal transportation has aroused widespread concern in the community. Social acceptability, as a significant evaluation index of whether the policy can be implemented, has become a hot topic in the research of Personal Carbon Trading. UK has studied this area for decades, this paper reviews the relative research progress in UK, analyzes a variety of influencing factors in the social acceptability of Personal Carbon Trading, compares Personal Carbon Trading with other carbon reduction alternatives in the social acceptance, sums up the research methods used in those studies. It is obvious that these studies are meaningful for improvement of the personal Carbon Trading scheme and promotion of new idea as new effective policy implementation to control the carbon emission.

Keywords: Personal Carbon Trading; Social Acceptability; Carbon Tax;Up-streaming system; Research Method

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