Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation
To Be Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge – 288 pages
Transformation to a low carbon economy is a central tenet to any discussion on the solutions to the complex challenges of climate change and energy security. Despite advances in policy, carbon management and continuing development of clean technology, fundamental business transformation has not occurred because of multiple political, economic, social and organisational issues. There is, as a result, a need to develop typologies to better understand the barriers and solutions for business transformation to a low carbon future.
Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation is based on leading academic and industry input, and three international workshops focused on low carbon transformation in leading climate policy jurisdictions (Canada, USA and the UK) under the international Carbon Governance Project (CGP) banner. The book pulls insights from this innovative collaborative network to identify the policy combinations needed to create transformative change. It explores fundamental questions about how governments and the private sector conceptualize the problem of climate change, the conditions under which business transformation can genuinely take place and key policy and business innovations needed.
Broadly, the book is based on emerging theories of multi-levelled, multi-actor carbon governance, and applies these ideas to the real world implications for tackling climate change through business transformation. Conceptually and empirically, this book stimulates both academic discussion and practical business models for low carbon transformation.
Foreword Linda Adams/Mary Nichols Part 1: Overview 1.Introduction: Governing carbon and business transformation Adam Bumpus, Chukwumerije Okereke, Blas Pérez Henríquez, James Tansey 2. What does a post-peak carbon economy look like? Hardy 3. Business and Carbon: the natural bedfellows? David Levy/Harrie Vredenburg Part 2: Finding low carbon business carbon transformation 4.A framework for analysis: Barriers against, and factors for, transformative climate action Chukwumerije Okereke, James Tansey 5. Climate Policy: problems and possibilities Blas Pérez Henríquez 6. Business as low carbon transformation driver? TBC Frances Bowen 7. Cultures of innovation TBC Adam Bumpus and James Tansey/Geoff Lye 8. The strategic vacuum in low carbon transformation Hassan /TBC Larry Lohman, Steffen Boehm, Heidi Bachram Part 3: Case Studies of change 9. British Columbia: Connecting for innovation Adam Bumpus 10. British Columbia Industry Player example TBC Westport Innovations/MEC/Lululemon 11. Canada Industry Player Harrie Vredenburg 12. UK Transformation in an Uncertain Policy Landscape Hardy and Chukwumerije Okereke 13. UK Industry Player Example: Energy transformation through long-term perspectives Tim Pyke, E-On/Emma Harvey –Head of sustainability Virgin Atlantic; Heidi Fleming- Head of Sustainability Tesco; Claus Conzelmann, VP Safety, Health & Environmental Sustainability 14. Scaling up start-ups TBC Garry Staunton & Peter Pearson 15. California Example Blas Pérez Henríquez 16. California Industry Player Example TBC 17. International Directions: Implications from RIO+20 TBC 18. International Directions: Australia and implications from RIO+20 TBC John Wiseman Part 4: Transformation through Carbon Governance 19. Keynote Opinion Piece TBC Chukwumerije Okereke /Stern/Garnaut 20. Conclusion: Towards transformation: carbon governance, innovation and transformation Adam Bumpus, Chukwumerije Okereke Okereke, Blas Pérez Henríquez, James Tansey
Adam Bumpus is Assistant Professor at the Melbourne School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Associate Fellow and Manager of the International Carbon Governance Project workshops at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Blas Pérez Henríquez is Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chukwumerije Okereke is Reader in Environment and Development at the University of Reading, and Teaching Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the Univeristy of Oxford, UK
James Tansey is Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division of the University of British Columbia, Canada