Handbook of Multi-Level Climate Actions

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Handbook of Multi-Level Climate Actions

Sparking and Sustaining Transformative Approaches

9781802202441 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mark Starik, Senior Lecturer, Sustainability Management (Program), the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, Gordon P. Rands, Professor of Management, School of Management and Marketing, Western Illinois University, Jonathan P. Deason, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Director, Environmental and Energy Management Institute, The George Washington University and Patricia Kanashiro, Visiting Scholar, Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola University Maryland, US
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80220 244 1 Extent: 338 pp
The Handbook of Multi-Level Climate Actions emphasizes the need for significant climate action by every capable person on the planet at multiple levels of human experience and society. This includes individuals/households, formal and informal groups, organizations/communities, from local to global, and all levels of businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. It highlights the many ways that our species can meet the climate crisis and how entities at every level of human experience are, could be, and should be developing and implementing climate solutions, including those advancing energy efficiency, renewable energy utilization, and nature’s ability to sequester carbon.

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The Handbook of Multi-Level Climate Actions emphasizes the need for significant climate action by every capable person on the planet at multiple levels of human experience and society. This includes individuals/households, formal and informal groups, organizations/communities, from local to global, and all levels of businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations. It highlights the many ways that our species can meet the climate crisis and how entities at every level of human experience are, could be, and should be developing and implementing climate solutions, including those advancing energy efficiency, renewable energy utilization, and nature’s ability to sequester carbon.

Nearly two dozen knowledgeable, caring, and active authors, representing both academics and practitioners, from multiple countries and disciplines, have risen to the challenge of attempting to motivate as many people as possible to take whatever actions they can as urgently as possible, to ensure that future generations of both humans and non-humans on this planet will have a sustainable climate that meets their on-going needs.

This Handbook is an important work for scholars and practitioners working in the realm of environmental and climate issues, sustainability and CSR. It provides a comprehensive exploration of the current global situation, while also inspiring immediate action and forward thinking.
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‘Climate change is the most urgent crisis facing humanity. The Handbook on Multi-Level Climate Action is a must read as it provides a path forward in addressing this crisis.’
– Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Author of Fostering Sustainable Behavior

‘As our planet changes—from melting ice caps, record-breaking heat and cold, super-strong hurricanes and ocean surges—most think it's someone else's problem. This Handbook emphasizes the need for everyone—from individuals to community to local government and industry, to national governments and international consortia—to all step up, so as to leave the wonderful bounty from this planet for our children and children's children. A must read!’
– Scott Sklar, The George Washington University, US
Contributors
Contributors: Jonathan Deason, Gabrielle J. Evans, James (Jim) Fox, Lea Fuenfschilling, Megan Havrda, Erin Rae Hoffer, Jimmy Jia, Michelaina Johnson, Patricia Kanashiro, Mukes Kapilashrami, Sakib Mahmud, Osiris Mancera, Andrea Neal, Bruce Paton, Gordon Rands, Georg Reischauer, Cathy A. Rusinko, Mark Starik, Robert Sroufe, Markéta Svobodová, John N. Telesford, Emily Thiem, Amy K. Townsend, Madhavi Venkatesan, Gerard Voos, Dennis West
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Contents:

1 Introduction to the Handbook of multi-level climate action: Sparking
and sustaining transformative approaches 1
Mark Starik, Gordon Rands and Jonathan Deason

PART I THE MULTI-LEVEL CLIMATE ACTION MINDSET
2 Public–private climate actions for the built environment 17
Robert Sroufe and Emily Thiem
3 Goal-based development: driving climate actions and sustainable
development goals implementation within a holarchic model 37
John N. Telesford
4 Motivations toward sustainability in manufacturing at multiple levels 57
Markéta Svobodová
5 Content analysis of nationally determined contributions: multi-level
climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement 80
Erin Rae Hoffer
6 Climate action: from multilateral negotiations to implementation 101
Mukes Kapilashrami

PART II MULTI-LEVEL CLIMATE ACTION EDUCATION AND
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
7 Multi-level carbon literacy in management education: an approach to
address climate change in the classroom 127
Cathy A. Rusinko
8 Non-formal sustainability, resilience, and climate-change education for
professionals and life-long learners 137
Gerard Voos, L. Stagg Newman, and James Fox
9 You don’t need a sign to protest: the rise of digital climate activism 150
Osiris Mancera
10 Digital sustainability: tackling climate change with bits and bytes 173
Georg Reischauer and Lea Fuenfschilling

PART III MULTI-LEVEL CLIMATE ACTION PLACE AND PACE
11 Learning from city-level climate action planning 188
Bruce Paton
12 Multi-level sustainability from the perspectives of a developing
economy: a case study on climate resilient communities of Bangladesh 202
Sakib Mahmud
13 Multi-level climate action through circular supply chain management of
ocean plastic 215
Andrea Neal, Michelaina Johnson and Megan Havrda
14 The climate sprint: an agile process for catalytic collaboration towards
a just transition 242
Dennis West and Jimmy Jia

PART IV MULTI-LEVEL CLIMATE ACTION ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
15 An emerging multi-level approach to climate action in the US banking sector 256
Amy K. Townsend
16 Harnessing the power of investors to drive climate innovation 278
Gabrielle J. Evans
17 Culture, education, and sustainability: a systemic approach 295
Madhavi Venkatesan

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