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Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

Author: Chu Wei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429825347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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As carbon dioxide is the most significant source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars and the general public. From the perspective of industrial structure, the book mainly explores the features of carbon emissions in China. The author thoroughly studies related theories and literature about industrial structure and climate change, and reviews the different development histories of developed countries and China. Based on historical data, this volume discusses the influence of interprovincial industrial structure and income level on carbon emissions, and tries to estimate different industrial sectors' carbon emissions. It especially studies the case of Zhejiang Province, and analyses several factors which affect CO2 emissions. The book provides international readers with rich information about the characteristics, patterns and drivers of China’s CO2 emissions, which will definitely help scholars and students better understand China's economy.

Climate Change in Developing Countries

Climate Change in Developing Countries

Author: M. A. van Drunen

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845931056

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 190

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This book presents an overview of the studies conducted by the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistance programme. The programme was set up in recognition of the need for developing countries, in particular, to face the challenges confronting all countries under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The book presents an overview of the main results in 13 countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mongolia, Senegal, Suriname, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe. It provides a critical evaluation of the methodologies and approaches used, a cross-country synthesis and recommendations for further studies. Subjects dealt with include not only impact studies, but also vulnerability and adaptation, mitigation and climate related policy.

Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations

Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations

Author: Christopher Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316409329

Category: Business & Economics

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, a definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between progress and devastation. This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis. The principal message of the book is that despite the need for dramatic economic and political change, corporate capitalism continues to rely on the maintenance of 'business as usual'. The authors explore the different processes through which corporations engage with climate change. Key discussion points include climate change as business risk, corporate climate politics, the role of justification and compromise, and managerial identity and emotional reactions to climate change. Written for researchers and graduate students, this book moves beyond descriptive and normative approaches to provide a sociologically and critically informed theory of corporate responses to climate change.

Global Shift

Global Shift

Author: Peter Dicken

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781412929554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 625

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'Global Shift just keeps on getting better. There is no other source that gives you the full story on globalization in such a fluent and authoritative way. Not just recommended but essential' - Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Warwick 'Impressive in the extent of empirical research, Global Shift successfully captures the historical continuities and basic changes marking the world economy. Peter Dicken's new edition is a vividly written guide to globalizing processes' - James H. Mittelman, Professor, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC 'With this edition of Global Shift, Professor Dicken confirms his mastery as one of the preeminent authorities in the study of globalization. If you wish to explore beyond "flatland", I can't recommend a better source' - Professor William E. Halal, George Washington University 'A comprehensive, balanced, thorough, interdisciplinary review of one of the critical issues of our time. A must for anyone interested in globalization' - Stephen J. Kobrin, University of Pennsylvania The fifth edition of Global Shift is now completely revised and updated using the latest available sources. Every chapter has been extensively rewritten to take into account not just new empirical developments but to incorporate new ideas on production, distribution, and consumption in the global economy. The standard work on globalization provides " the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of economic globalization available " a clear guide to how the global economy is transformed by: transnational corporations; states and interest groups; and technology " detailed literature review that explains different theories of economic globalization in the larger context of a descriptive account of newly industrialising economies " sectoral case studies - with a new case study on agro-food industries - which illustrate diverse processes of globalization " new material on social movements, governance, environment, and alternative economic systems Extensive use of graphics, lack of jargon, clear definition of terms, makes Global Shift the key resource on economic globalization in the social science literature

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316395370

Category: Science

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE: THE POWER OF "WE THE PEOPLE"

MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE: THE POWER OF

Author: Adeniyi A. Afonja

Publisher: ChudacePublishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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Climate change is real and there are many natural processes that have caused severe changes over millions of years. Fertile land has transformed into deserts; some dry lands today were at one time under water and many places covered by water currently were dry lands. ‘We the People’ are not the cause of climate change but many of our activities are compromising the natural control processes of the Human Environment Systems: energy production and use; agriculture and land use; deforestation, prolific lifestyles that leave large carbon footprints. The pressure is on governments worldwide to mitigate climate change but ‘We the People’ hold the ace: we use most of energy and consume most of the products of agriculture, and our excesses are fueling demand for even more energy; we fund the energy companies through our stocks and share investments and can moderate their excesses; we elect the politicians and can influence their policies; and, through mass actions, we have surmounted governments in many places or forced changes in policies; we have the formidable weapon of the social media to effect change without stepping out. The Climate Change Mitigation Movement is already in motion but ‘We the People’ also need to moderate our choices and lifestyles in order to move the world to carbon neutrality which is a prerequisite for a sustainable environment.

The Emerald Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Emerald Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Author: Robert L. Dipboye

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787437852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the theory, research, and applications in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. Analyzing three primary objectives of I/O psychology: improving the effectiveness of employees and organizations, enhancing employee well-being, and gaining an understanding of human behavior in organizations.

Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming and Climate Change

Author: A. Marquina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230281257

Category: Political Science

Page: 510

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This compendium looks at Asian and European policies for dealing with climate change, and possible impacts on conflicts and security. It clarifies the impacts of climate change on natural resources, on the frequency and expansion of natural disasters and the repercussions for environmentally-induced migration.