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A short guide to climate change risk

Author: Nigel Arnell
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, 2013.
Series: Short guides to business risk series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets--but at the same time, it can bring opportunities for some businesses. With chapters on the nature, science and politics of climate change risk, as well as how to assess, then how to cope with it, and recommendations for incorporating climate change risks into a Company Climate Risk System, this concise guide serves the needs of business students and  Read more...
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Arnell, Nigel.
Short guide to climate change risk
(OCoLC)841672446
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Arnell
ISBN: 9781409453536 1409453537
OCLC Number: 896872887
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Acronyms; Acknowledgements; 1 Climate Change as a Business Risk; Introduction: What is Climate Change? ; Climate Change and Business Risk ; Adapt to Impacts and Opportunities, or Reduce Emissions?; Climate Change and Sustainability; About this Book; Conclusion: Sources Of Information; 2 The Science of Climate Change; Introduction; Is Climate Changing, and Why?; The Physics of Climate Change; The Effects of Changes in the Atmosphere on Weather and Climate; Other Effects of Increasing Greenhouse Gases. Has Climate Change Altered Recent Weather?How Might Climate Change in the Future? ; Forecasts, Predictions and Projections ; Conclusion; 3 The Consequences of Climate Change; Introduction; The Impacts of Climate Change ; Changes in climate at a place ; Potential impacts by sector ; National and international assessments of the impacts of climate change ; The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on an Organisation ; Reducing Impacts Through Adaptation; Conclusion; 4 The Politics of Climate Change: The Regulatory Context; Introduction; International Climate Policy: The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond. The UNFCCC process The Kyoto Protocol and beyond ; Challenges to the UNFCCC process: where are the problems? ; What effect would reducing emissions have on climate change? ; Other components of the UNFCCC process ; National and Regional Legislation and Frameworks ; European Union; UK; USA; South Africa; Overview; Reporting on Climate Risks: Regulation and Voluntary Reporting; Regulatory requirements for reporting ; Voluntary reporting of climate change risks ; Conclusion; 5 Assessing Climate Change Risks and Opportunities. Introduction: Addressing Risks and Opportunities through Risk Management ProcessesRisk Assessment; Scoping: establishing the context ; Risk identification ; Risk analysis ; Risk evaluation ; Information for Risk Assessment ; Climate scenarios; Climate scenario sources ; Translating climate change into impacts ; Conclusion; 6 Coping with the Risks of Climate Change; Introduction; Approaches to Adaptation ; Adapt to current vulnerabilities ; Predict and plan ; Precautionary approach ; Adaptive management ; Win-wins ; Identifying Adaptation Options; Enhancing adaptive capacity. Adaptation actions Designing and Appraising Adaptation Options ; Adaptation objectives and evaluation criteria ; Appraisal tools ; Monitoring and Evaluation ; Conclusion; 7 An Overview; Index.
Series Title: Short guides to business risk series.
Responsibility: by Nigel Arnell.

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