“Green Fluff”? The Role Of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives In Effective Climate Policy

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Todd Cherry Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Schendler and Trexler express concern that a small number of corporations cannot solve the global change problem, and neither can a small number of countries. We do not disagree, but meaningful progress does not need a fully comprehensive approach. For instance, just twenty countries contributed 76% of the 2010 global total CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement, and Heede (2014) reports that 63% of cumulative emissions of industrial CO2 and methane can be traced back to only 90 corporate or state owned entities that mine the coal, pump the oil, and produce the cement.

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Marland, G. , Kowalczyk, T. and Cherry, T. L. (2015), “Green Fluff”? The Role of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives in Effective Climate Policy: Comment on “Science-Based Carbon Targets for the Corporate World: The Ultimate Sustainability Commitment, or a Costly Distraction?”. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 19: 934-936. doi:10.1111/jiec.12343. Publisher version of record available at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jiec.12343
Language: English
Date: 2015
climate change, corporations, global emissions

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