xxv, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Business and public policy.
"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 book 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part I. Setting the Table. Introduction The climate challenge The governance challenge Part II. Private Governance. The private governance opportunity The corporate sector The household sector Cross-cutting initiatives Part III. Next Steps. Objections New directions and extensions Conclusion.
K3585.5 .V36 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.