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Title Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading : Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? / edited by Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland
Published Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 301 pages) : illustrations
Series Global Environmental Governance
Global environmental governance series.
Contents Introduction / Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland -- Analytical framework / Per Ove Eikeland and Jon Birger Skjærseth -- Electric power industry / Per Ove Eikeland -- Oil industry / Jon Birger Skjærseth -- Pulp and paper industry / Lars H. Gulbrandsen and Christian Stenqvist -- Cement industry / Anne Raaum Christensen -- Steel industry / Jørgen Wettestad and Liv Arntzen Løchen -- Comparative analysis / Jon Birger Skjærseth, Per Ove Eikeland, Anne Raaum Christensen, Lars H. Gulbrandsen, Arild Underdal and Jørgen Wettestad -- Concluding remarks and the road ahead / Per Ove Eikeland and Jon Birger Skjærseth
Summary "The European Union (EU) aims to put Europe on track toward a low-carbon economy. In this striking challenge, the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has been singled out as the Union's key climate policy instrument, ultimately aimed as a model for a global carbon market. The learning effect of the EU ETS could thus be tremendous. This study explores how the EU ETS actually works on the ground, affecting corporate climate strategies. It covers general sector responses as well as systematic comparative studies of companies across the sectors. The latter enables improved understanding of causal effects and the role of interaction between different policy instruments and other factors that impact corporate climate strategies. The study explores a broad set of mechanisms at play potentially linking the EU ETS to company climate strategies. These include how corporate norms of responsibility are affected by the EU ETS and how economic incentives provide opportunities for innovation. The book's main contribution lies in its systematic examination of corporate responses to the EU ETS from a broad empirical and analytical social science perspective covering companies in all main EU ETS sectors: electric power, oil, cement, steel and pulp and paper."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Corporations -- Environmental aspects -- European Union countries.
Emissions trading -- European Union countries.
Environmental policy -- European Union countries.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Economic aspects -- European Union countries.
Industries -- Environmental aspects -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Eikeland, Per Ove, 1963-
Skjærseth, Jon Birger.
LC no. 2012044831
ISBN 1409460789
1409460797 (electronic bk.)
1472404874 (ePub ebook)
9781409460787
9781409460794 (electronic bk.)
9781472404879 (ePub ebook)
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