The detailed study of the climate strategies of ExxonMobil, Shell and Statoil show whether and how corporate resistance to a viable climate policy can be overcome.
This volume considers how multinational corporations can be part of the solution to environmental problems, focusing on the climate strategies of ExxonMobil, Shell, and Statoil as case studies. The analysis generates policy-relevant knowledge about whether and how corporate resistance to climate policy can be overcome. The analytical approach developed by the authors is also applicable to other areas of environmental degradation where multinational corporations play a central role. Invaluable to students, researchers and practitioners interested in national and international environmental politics, and business environmental management. An important and timely volume given the challenges facing environmentalists and policy-makers following the breakdown of the Kyoto protocol. -- .
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures vi
Acronyms and abbreviations ix
1 Introduction 1 (11)
2 Analytical framework 12 (31)
3 The climate strategies of the oil industry 43 (31)
4 The Corporate Actor model 74 (30)
5 The Domestic Politics model 104(54)
6 The International Regime model 158(38)
7 Concluding remarks 196(25)
Appendix: personal communication 221(2)