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Changing Climates in North American PoliticsInstitutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance$
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Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012997

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012997.001.0001

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Business Strategies and Climate Change

Business Strategies and Climate Change

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Changing Climates in North American Politics

Charles A. Jones

David L. Levy

The MIT Press

This chapter, which explores the relationships between business strategies and climate change, presents a brief summary of the history of business action toward climate change. It then explores the current business sector reactions to climate change and investigates the reports and databases that survey initiatives from the business sector. The chapter also discusses the three sets of corporate responses, which include: The business sector investment in clean energy and low-emission technologies; actions taken toward carbon accounting, trading, and reporting; and political action and membership in associations or alliances active in dealing with the climate change issue. The chapter concludes by examining the numerous intricate and sometimes contradicting corporate responses to the current challenges in climate change.

Keywords:   business sector, corporate responses, climate change

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