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Cambridge University Press
21 December 2017
Private sector action provides one of the most promising opportunities to reduce the risks of climate change, buying time while governments move slowly or even oppose climate mitigation. Starting with the insight that much of the resistance to climate mitigation is grounded in concern about the role of government, this books draws on law, policy, social science, and climate science to demonstrate how private initiatives are already bypassing government inaction in the US and around the globe. It makes a persuasive case that private governance can reduce global carbon emissions by a billion tons per year over the next decade. Combining an examination of the growth of private climate initiatives over the last decade, a theory of why private actors are motivated to reduce emissions, and a review of viable next steps, this book speaks to scholars, business and advocacy group managers, philanthropists, policymakers, and anyone interested in climate change.
By:   Michael P. Vandenbergh (Vanderbilt University Tennessee), Jonathan M. Gilligan (Vanderbilt University, Tennessee)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 151mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   780g
ISBN:   9781316632482
ISBN 10:   1316632482
Series:   Business and Public Policy
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   21 December 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael P. Vandenbergh is the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law, Co-Director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, and Director of the Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University Law School, Tennessee. Jonathan M. Gilligan is Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Director for Research, Vanderbilt Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.

Reviews for Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change

Advance praise: 'The book offers a fresh, collaborative approach to the climate problem.' William D. Ruckelshaus, Strategic Director, Madrona Venture Group and Washington State University and University of Washington Advance praise: 'Beyond Politics offers a timely, insightful roadmap for bypassing gridlock on climate change.' Carol M. Browner, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group and Center for American Progress Advance praise: 'Beyond Politics provides a fresh, much-needed perspective on how the private sector can bypass government gridlock on climate change.' John D. Graham, Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Advance praise: 'Industry can help lead the effort to address climate change, and this book provides an important roadmap.' Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG Advance praise: 'Vandenbergh and Gilligan provide an optimistic view of the climate problem, showing how the private sector can bypass government gridlock over the next decade. This book will appeal to scholars, business and advocacy group managers, policymakers, and anyone interested in a new approach to climate change.' Steven Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy Intel Corporation Advance praise: 'In Beyond Politics, Professors Vandenbergh and Gilligan powerfully demonstrate how private sector action on climate change has moved from theory to real and promising impact in the marketplace of today. Drawing on law, policy, and social science, their book provides an optimistic roadmap showing how the private sector, leveraging customer-supplier relationships as part of the solution, can bypass government gridlock and reduce carbon emissions by a billion tons annually.' Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group

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