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Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation

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Mounting scientific evidence shows that Earth’s climate is dramatically changing due to the greenhouse emissions caused by human activities, notably by burning fossil fuels for energy production and transport. Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation: Implications of Global Warming on the Economy aims to provide one among many diverse responses to a growing sense of urgency fed by climate change and experienced by international institutions, governments, local authorities, and enterprises. It provides an interdisciplinary treatment of issues raised by climate change in connection with its implications for society, environment and economy, particularly at the company and the supply chain levels.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: The Enterprise in the 21st Century
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE
    3. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
    4. WHAT DOES THE 21ST CENTURY BRING FORWARD?
    5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Global Warming
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
    3. THE IPCC’S REPORTS
    4. CLIMATE CHANGE EVOLUTION, CLIMATE MODELS AND THE SRES SCENARIOS
    5. PALAEOCLIMATE
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 3: Global Impacts of Climate Change
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. REVIEWS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
    3. MONETARY COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Climate Change and Supply Chain Operations
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
    3. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FIRMS: THE CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT
    4. THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
    5. THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR
    6. WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE
    7. TRADING
    8. CONSUMPTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
    9. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    10. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Climate Change Adaptation Policies
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. KEY CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONCEPTS
    3. CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD
    4. CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    5. COMPANY CLIMATE ADAPTATION
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Climate Change Mitigation Policies
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. DRIVERS OF GLOBAL EMISSIONS’ INCREASE
    3. STABILIZATION OF GREENHOUSE-GAS CONCENTRATIONS
    4. INSTRUMENTS OF MITIGATION
    5. TECHNOLOGY POLICIES
    6. CHANGE OF PREFERENCES AND BEHAVIOR
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Business Responses to Climate Change
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT
    3. THE CERES REPORT
    4. OTHER GREENHOUSE GAS PROGRAMS
    5. SECTORS MOVING AHEAD AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
    6. SECTORS LAGGING BEHIND
    7. COMPANY EXAMPLES
    8. THE CASE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
    9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Coping with Uncertainty and Risk
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. HANDLING UNCERTAINTY AND RISK
    3. DECISION FRAMEWORK APPROACHES TO UNCERTAINTY AND RISK
    4. UNCERTAINTY, RISK AND INSURANCE
    5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Frameworks of Policy Making Under Climate Change
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE UNEP FRAMEWORK
    3. THE UK CLIMATE IMPACTS PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK
    4. THE AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE FRAMEWORK
    5. THE NEW ZEALAND CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICE FRAMEWORK
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  16. Epilogue
  17. About the Author