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The Climate Resilient Organization
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The Climate Resilient Organization

Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes

9781782545828 Edward Elgar Publishing
Martina K. Linnenluecke, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University and Andrew Griffiths, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78254 582 8 Extent: 240 pp
Climate change has had a significant impact globally, predominantly for those vulnerable to its influence. The first book of its kind, The Climate Resilient Organization assesses the issues that have mounted for decision-makers in the field, whilst providing strategies to tackle them. With a particular focus on building climate-resilient pathways for private sector organisations, the expert authors offer practical tools and decision-making criteria for evaluating adaptation needs, costs and benefits. Split into two parts this book begins with an analysis of the subject on a global scale; it continues by translating the science surrounding it while presenting it in a manner suited to local decision-makers.

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Climate change has had a significant impact globally, predominantly for those vulnerable to its influence. The first book of its kind, The Climate Resilient Organization assesses the issues that have mounted for decision-makers in the field, while providing strategies to tackle them.

With a particular focus on building climate-resilient pathways for private sector organisations, the expert authors offer practical tools and decision-making criteria for evaluating adaptation needs, costs and benefits. Split into two parts, this book begins with an analysis of the subject on a global scale; it continues by translating the science surrounding it while presenting it in a manner suited to local decision-makers.

Sustainability and climate adaptation scholars as well as managers will equally find this book to be an insightful read. Government officers and risk management professionals will also find the topics discussed beneficial to their work.
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‘Geared toward organizational decision-makers and policymakers, The Climate Resilient Organization is clearly​ ​written, nicely summarizes the literature and draws heavily on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change​ ​(IPCC) reports. It is a good starting point for those looking for an introduction to climate change and how it​ ​might influence their business.'
– Jessica Gordon, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, US,
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‘The Climate Resilient Organization offers a treasure trove of valuable information, useful tables for long-term reference, and a range of incredibly interesting issues for discussion that must be taken seriously by academics and practitioners alike.’
– Eric B. Kennedy, Science and Public Policy

‘Drawing together understandings from science and business around the increasingly important concept of resilience, this book provides managers, academics and practitioners with important ideas that will help business prepare for the future. It provides much needed detail on the challenges that climate change poses for organisations and makes essential reading for anyone interested in sustainable business.’
– Suzanne Benn, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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Contents: PART I The Changed Environment 1. Organizations and Global Environmental Change 2. The Threat of Climate Change 3: The International Climate Policy Landscape 4. Implications for National Policy on Climate Change PART II ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSES 5. Vulnerabilities and Impacts as Drivers for Change 6. Strategic Options for Adaptation 7. Responses to Extreme Environmental Changes 8. The Path Forward: New Frameworks for Business Strategy and Innovation References Index
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