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Johannes Stripple

Johannes Stripple

Associate Professor | Senior Lecturer | Principal Investigator BECC

Johannes Stripple

Attitudes to personal carbon allowances : Political trust, fairness and ideology


  • Sverker C. Jagers
  • Asa Lofgren
  • Johannes Stripple

Summary, in English

The idea of personal carbon allowances (PCAs) was presented by the UK Environment Secretary, David Miliband, in 2006. Although no nation state is seriously developing proposals for them, they have been discussed within academia, NGOs and policy-making circles. PCAs can be seen as a logical extension of emissions trading schemes, which has so far only applied at the firm level, to individuals. The purpose of this article is to analyse some critical aspects of the public's support for a PCA scheme. In particular, the focus is on the relationship between people's attitudes to a PCA scheme and their trust in politicians, its perceived fairness, and its underlying ideology, respectively. The relationship between people's attitudes towards an increase in the current carbon tax rate and their attitudes towards an implementation of a PCA scheme is analysed. The study is based on a mail questionnaire sent out to a random, representative sample in Sweden.


  • Department of Political Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year







Personal Carbon Trading

Document type

Book chapter


Taylor & Francis


  • Political Science


  • Attitudes
  • Carbon tax
  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Fairness
  • Ideology
  • Personal carbon allowances
  • Public opinion
  • Trust




  • ISBN: 9781849711968
  • ISBN: 9781136530128