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From Ideas to Action: Governance Paths to Net Zero

Janis Sarra

Abstract

Climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, economies, and the planet. Yet despite clear signals, we are slow to act in a meaningful way, despite the fact that we have the legal, political, and technological tools to transition our economies to net zero carbon. While some businesses are reluctant to take significant steps to reduce their carbon footprint, many companies are well-intentioned but feel somewhat paralysed in the face of overwhelming data that portend a financially and environmentally devastating future. Yet we can still reverse the t ... More

Keywords: climate governance, fiduciary obligation, net zero carbon, circular economy, climate-related financial risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198852308
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198852308.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janis Sarra, author
Professor of Law, University of British Columbia