Carbon Emission Accounting Fraud

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Abstract

This chapter explores the motivation behind potential carbon emission accounting fraud by corporations. There are several different possible risks of carbon emission accounting fraud which remain mostly overlooked by researchers to date, despite the fact that such frauds have a negative impact on a country’s economy as well as the real purpose of mitigating carbon emissions. The chapter offers discussion of some potential risks of carbon emission accounting fraud as well as related prevention policy. The study suggests that an effective mandatory carbon emission related fraud prevention policy is essential to eliminate opportunities to commit such fraud by corporations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Carbon and Climate Accounting
Editors S Schaltegger, D Zvezdov, I. A. Etxeberria, M. Csutora, E Günther
PublisherSpringer
Pages243-257
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27718-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27716-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • carbon accounting
  • fraud
  • motivations
  • mitigation
  • prevention policy

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Haque, S., & Islam, M. A. (2015). Carbon Emission Accounting Fraud. In S. Schaltegger, D. Zvezdov, I. A. Etxeberria, M. Csutora, & E. Günther (Eds.), Corporate Carbon and Climate Accounting (pp. 243-257). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27718-9_11