21 Dec '11, 1pm

When Policy Fails on Climate, What Can Business Do?

When Policy Fails on Climate, What Can Business Do?

This article originally appeared in BSR's Insight , and is reprinted with permission. As 2011 draws to a close, we have registered a record year for weather disasters following the largest-ever jump in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the carbon intensity of the world's fastest-growing economies is only rising. Following the inconclusive end of the UN climate talks in Durban, there is also little reason left to believe that our outmoded international treaty system is going to lead the world away from the ever-worsening state of climate change. All of this raises the bar for business. Gone are the days when corporate climate progress was "simply" about making incremental improvements in energy efficiency and calling for government action from the sidelines. Today, leadership means fundamentally reorganizing the world's systems of energy and agricultural production, and d...

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