- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: December 2017
- Print publication year: 2017
- Online ISBN: 9781316848555
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316848555
Private sector action provides one of the most promising opportunities to reduce the risks of climate change, buying time while governments move slowly or even oppose climate mitigation. Starting with the insight that much of the resistance to climate mitigation is grounded in concern about the role of government, this books draws on law, policy, social science, and climate science to demonstrate how private initiatives are already bypassing government inaction in the US and around the globe. It makes a persuasive case that private governance can reduce global carbon emissions by a billion tons per year over the next decade. Combining an examination of the growth of private climate initiatives over the last decade, a theory of why private actors are motivated to reduce emissions, and a review of viable next steps, this book speaks to scholars, business and advocacy group managers, philanthropists, policymakers, and anyone interested in climate change.
William D. Ruckelshaus - former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Nixon and Reagan Administrations
Carol M. Browner - former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Clinton Administration, and former Assistant to the President, Obama Administration
John D. Graham - Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, and former Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator, George W. Bush Administration
Joe Kaeser - President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG
Steven Harper - Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation
Jackie Roberts - Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group
David G. Victor Source: Science Magazine
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