The Corporate Greenhouse

The Corporate Greenhouse : Climate Change Policy in a Globalizing World

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As negotiations proceed for the post-Kyoto climate change regime, major obstacles stand in the path to their successful completion. The Corporate Greenhouse addresses the political economy of the climate change debate, questioning the disconnect between the current negotiation framework, based around the nation-state, and the neoliberal policies driving the world economy, organized around transnational corporations. Given the rapidly growing economic power and expanding carbon footprint of China, India and other developing economies, the debate on 'who is to blame, and who is to pay' can no longer be ignored. Carefully researched and sourced from original work and case studies, The Corporate Greenhouse explores the geopolitical division between North and South; questions the sustainability of capitalism in the current global economic environment; examines the impact of TNCs on worldwide CO2 emissions; and discusses the expected outcome of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on corporate investment strategies. This timely book argues that treaties that fail to account properly for the activities of TNCs will preclude effective, equitable solutions to the urgent issue of global climate more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white tables, diagrams, figures, charts, graphs
  • 1842779583
  • 9781842779583
  • 1,047,133

About Yda Schreuder

Yda Schreuder is an Associate Professor of Geography and a Senior Policy Fellow in the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware, USA. She has co-authored and published her work on the Corporate Greenhouse in The Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, and Energy and more

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'I recommend it highly: it is vital, insightful reading for anyone interested in carbon trading, climate mitigation, international relations, and the pervasive role of mega-corporations in our world today.' William F. Laurance, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama 'What a timely book. By situating the debate on climate negotiations in the broader context of globalisation, liberalisation and intensified competition, the text highlights the ambiguous roles that corporations are playing in shaping the prospects for and the impacts of climate change agreements.' Andy Gouldson, University of Leeds 'In the wake of the global financial crisis and in the early days of a new U.S. administration, this book offers valuable insights into what has gone wrong with climate policy in the past, and where solutions may lie.' Caspar Hendersonshow more

Table of contents

* Preface*1. Climate Change Policy in a Globalizing World*2. From Rio to Kyoto and Beyond*3. Trade Liberalization, Economic Development and the Environment*4. The Transnational Corporation and the Global Economy*5. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme in the Corporate Greenhouse*6. The Clean Development Mechanism in the Corporate Greenhouse*7. Towards a More Equitable and Sustainable Climate Change Regime* Indexshow more