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.
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.
Table of Contents
1. Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation 2. What Does a Post-peak Carbon Economy look like? 3. The Problem of Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Carbon Governance 4. Business as Low Carbon Transformation Drvier? 5. Low Carbon Transition in British Columbia, Canada 6. Establishing the 'Campus as a Living Laboratory': UBC Experience 7. The Political and Economic Selection of Technology: Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility 8. Governing Carbon through the EUETS: Opportunbities, Pitfalls and Future Prospects 9. The UK Low Carbon Energy Transition: Prospects and Challenges 10. California's Climate Policy and the Development of Clean Energy Systems Institutional Foundations 11. Cleantech Captical in California 12. Post-carbon Economy Transition Strategies: Roadmaps, Roadblocks and Theories of Transformational Change 13. Post-Carbon Economy Transition Strategies: Roadmaps, Roadblocks and Theories of Transformational Change
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 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 University of Oxford, UK
James Tansey is Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division of the University of British Columbia, Canada