A review of UK FTSE 100 climate strategy and a framework for more in-depth analysis in the context of a post-2012 climate regime

TitleA review of UK FTSE 100 climate strategy and a framework for more in-depth analysis in the context of a post-2012 climate regime
Publication TypeTyndall Working Paper
SeriesTyndall Working Centre Papers
Tyndall Consortium Institution

UEA

Secondary TitleTyndall Working Centre Paper 109
Keywordsanalysis, climate strategy, framework, post-2012 climate regime, Review, UK FTSE 100
AuthorsOkereke, C.
Year of Publication2007
Abstract

This paper reviews the corporate climate strategies of UK FTSE 100 companies as part of a series of steps to identify the range of policy options in a future climate regime that might be successful in terms of securing environmentally effective and efficient long-term business response to climate change. Firstly the paper explores some of the conceptual issued implicated in the notion of corporate climate strategy and then identifies a number of important variations in the carbon management approaches of FTSE 100 companies. The bulk of the paper is devoted to an account of the motivations and drivers as well as barriers to carbon management activities among the FTSE 100 group. Based on the review, as well as the analysis of extant literature, the paper then identifies a number of critical issues that need to be explored in greater depth in order to generate more precise understanding of the significance of current carbon management activities of corporate actors. It also attempts to develop an analytical framework that could help to explore the nature of linkages between different features of a post 2012 climate regime and the corporate carbon strategies of major business organisations.

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