Title: The role of organisations in enhanced global environmental management: perspectives on climate change and waste management strategies

Authors: Terry L. Tudor

Addresses: Centre for Sustainable Wastes Management, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, St. George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD, UK

Abstract: This paper examines the drivers for and strategies employed in the implementation of climate change mitigation at the organisational level. The study employed a desk-based survey of the environmental policies of selected companies worldwide from a range of sectors including the energy, commercial, financial and educational sectors. The findings suggest that international and national environmental policies and competitive advantage were amongst the key drivers for action. Whilst a number of strategies were employed, there were generally similar approaches adopted across the sectors selected. It was also demonstrated that a holistic, multi-strategic approach is important for success.

Keywords: climate change; environmental management; waste management; organisations; business efficiency; environmental policies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2011.039467

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2011 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.250 - 266

Available online: 06 Apr 2011 *

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