Corporate responses to climate change in India

Authored by: Simone Pulver

Handbook of Climate Change and India

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9781849713580
eBook ISBN: 9780203153284
Adobe ISBN: 9781136521584

10.4324/9780203153284.ch19

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Abstract

As an environmental issue, climate change is characterized both by irreversibilities and time lags. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) currently entering the atmosphere will remain there for centuries. The global warming experienced today thus traces back in part to emissions released decades ago. Moreover, those GHG emissions may themselves be the result of infrastructure and investment decisions made even longer ago. It is for this reason that decarbonizing the global economy is likened to piloting a supertanker. For a supertanker to avoid an obstacle in its path, turning procedures must be initiated far in advance.

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