Global Climate Change: A Senior-Level Debate at the Intersection of Enviromental Policy, Science, Technology, Economics, Politics, Strategy, and International Negotiation / Edition 1

Global Climate Change: A Senior-Level Debate at the Intersection of Enviromental Policy, Science, Technology, Economics, Politics, Strategy, and International Negotiation / Edition 1

by Andrew J. Hoffman
     
 

From the front lines of the global warming debate, this book brings together senior perspectives from government, industry, academia and environmental organizations in a provocative discussion of the challenges and implications of our changing climate.See more details below

Overview

From the front lines of the global warming debate, this book brings together senior perspectives from government, industry, academia and environmental organizations in a provocative discussion of the challenges and implications of our changing climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787941031
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Editor
The Contributors and Participants
1Introduction: Background Issues and Overview1
2The Safe Climate, Sound Business Challenge: Solutions for a Sustainable Future41
3A Call for Common Sense: The Potential Impact of Climate Change Legislation on the U.S. Pulp and Paper Industry49
4Climate Change: The New Agenda53
5An Electric Utility Perspective on Climate Change63
6Policy Prescriptions from the Oil Industry72
7The Role of Judgment in Global Climate Change78
8The Importance of Flexibility Implemented Through Voluntary Commitments to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions85
9An Argument Against Flexibility: A 2000 Start Date and Short Budget Periods Provide Benefits to the Environment and Industry92
10The Unique Role of the U.S. Forest Products Industry in Mitigating Climate Change102
11An Insurance Industry Perspective on Climate Change109
12Finding New Ways to Think About the Environment and Economy116
13Dialogue: Economic Implications of Climate Change Policy125
The Scientific Debate Is Over: Now the International Community Must Respond126
A Call for Action134
A Call for Restraint139
Stabilizing the Climate Is Not Costly, but Profitable143
14Dialogue: Seeking Common Ground164
The Role of Voluntary Programs in Collaborative Climate Change Mitigation164
The Role of Research and Development in Setting Collaborative Climate Change Goals168
Integrating Industry Concerns into the U.S. Negotiating Framework183
15Dialogue: Responding to the Public193
Energy Efficiency, the "No-Regrets Policy," and Market Failures194
The Need for "Where" and "When" Flexibility196
Seeking Consensus Among Industry, Environmentalists, and Government198
16The Art of Climate War: Industry's New Battle Plan211
17The Long Road to Institutional Change215
AppendixU.S. Draft Protocol Framework219
Index231

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