Economics and Management of Climate Change

Risks, Mitigation and Adaptation

  • Bernd Hansjürgens
  • Ralf Antes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction: Climate change risks, mitigation and adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernd Hansjürgens, Ralf Antes
      Pages 1-9
  3. Climate change risks and risk assessment Climate change risks and risk assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Wolfgang Knorr, Marko Scholze
      Pages 37-52
    3. Olaf Jonkeren, Jos van Ommeren, Piet Rietveld
      Pages 53-64
    4. Vlasis Oikonomou, Martin Patel, Ernst Worrell
      Pages 65-77
  4. Mitigation: emissions trading and CDM

  5. Adaptation: corporate responses to climate change

About this book


Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind. Although there is increasing evidence that climate change is already occurring, there is neither sufficient knowledge as to what extent climate change poses risks to societies and companies, nor about adequate strategies to cope with these risks.
Bringing together an international group of scholars from environmental economics, political science and business, this book describes, analyses and evaluates climate change risks and responses of societies and companies. The book contributes to the question of how climate change can be mitigated by discussing efficient and effective design of mitigation measures, in particular emissions trading and clean development mechanism (CDM). Placing special emphasis on the impact of climate change risks on business, the book investigates in which way selected sectors of the economy are affected and what measures they can undertake to adapt to climate change risks.


Change Climate Change Climate Policy Climate change policy Environmental economics Sustainable Development business development management

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd Hansjürgens
    • 1
  • Ralf Antes
    • 2
  1. 1.Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Carl von Ossietzky UniversityOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-77352-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-77353-7
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