Global Climate Change: A Senior-level Debate at the Intersection of Economics, Strategy, Technology, Science, Politics, and International Negotiation

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Andrew J. Hoffman
Lexington Books, 1998 - 240 pages
Based on the 1997 conference organized by the Kellog Environmental Research Center and sponsored by the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Global Climate Change presents the views of key players in the debate over global climate change policy. Like the conference, Hoffman's book seeks to promote continued dialogue on the economic and strategic implications of climate change policy by presenting perspectives from all parties. Contributors include Dirk Forrister, the chairman of the White House Climate Change Task Force, and Tim Wirth, the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs. Other participants are top representatives from concerned industries (automobile, energy, financial, forestry and paper, and oil) environmental organizations and academic institutions. The contributors to Global Climate Change consider opportunities for common ground and explore how industry can work together with other stakeholders to assure that meaningful goals are set and achieved. Hoffman's book considers the implications of climate change policy from the participants' respective interests and explores how policy can be constructed in a way that will achieve environmental goals while minimizing costs.

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Contents

Introduction Background Issues and Overview
xxxi
SeniorLevel Perspectives on Climate Change
37
The Safe Climate Sound Business Challenge Solutions for a Sustainable Future
39
A Call for Common Sense The Potential Impact of Climate Change Legislation on the US Pulp and Paper Industry
47
Climate Change The New Agenda
51
An Electric Utility Perspective on Climate Change
61
Policy Prescriptions from the Oil Industry
70
The Role of Judgment in Global Climate Change
76
A Call for Restraint
137
Stabilizing the Climate Is Not Costly but Profitable
141
Dialogue Seeking Common Ground
162
The Role of Research and Development in Setting Collaborative Climate Change Goals
166
Integrating Industry Concerns into the US Negotiating Framework
181
Dialogue Responding to the Public
191
Energy Efficiency the NoRegrets Policy and Market Failures
192
The Need for Where and When Flexibility
194

The Importance of Flexibility Implemented Through Voluntary Commitments to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
83
An Argument Against Flexibility A 2000 Start Date and Short Budget Periods Provide Benefits to the Environment and Industry
90
The Unique Role of the US Forest Products Industry in Mitigating Climate Change
100
An Insurance Industry Perspective on Climate Change
107
Finding New Ways to Think About the Environment and Economuy
114
A SeniorLevel Dialogue on Climate Change
121
Dialogue Economic Implications of Climate Change Policy
123
A Call for Action
132
Seeking Consensus Among Industry Environmentalists and Government
196
Closing Thoughts
207
The Art of Climate War Industrys New Battle Plan
209
The Long Road to Institutional Change
213
US Draft Protocol Framework
217
Index
229
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About the author (1998)

Andrew J. Hoffman was formerly a member of the faculty at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is currently on the faculty at the Boston University School of Management.

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