This edited collection explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy, and outlines the different approaches taken to ensure the sustainability of such a transition. Chapters explore the nature of the transformation from a 'brown' to 'green' economy, the importance of effective carbon measurement and management methodologies, the use of behaviour economics, and the application of a growth-enabling approach. Offering valuable insights into how various stakeholders respond to the challenges of green growth and focusing in particular on the support of universities, The Low Carbon Economy covers themes of leadership, systems approach, stakeholder management, and collaborative action. This comprehensive study provides readers with constructive ideas for maximising the opportunities of transitioning to a low carbon economy, and will serve as a useful tool for practitioners and academics interested in sustainability.
Polina Baranova is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Programme Leader for MBA Global and Global Finance at the Derby Business School, University of Derby, UK.
Elaine Conway is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the Derby Business School, UK.
Nicola Lynch is Head of the Economics and Finance division at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby, UK.
Fred Paterson is Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development at the Derby Business School, UK, where he also leads the Sustainable Business Research Cluster.
1. Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: On the Cusp of Emerging Challenges and Opportunities; Polina Baranova.- 2. Establishing Framework: Sustainable Transition towards a Low Carbon Economy; Juan Martinez-Covarrubias and Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes.- 3. The Influence of Policy, Public Service and Local Politics on the Shift to a Low Carbon Economy in the East Midlands; Warren Pearce and Fred Paterson.- 4. Behavioural Economics: Using 'Nudges' for Promoting Pro-Environmental Behaviours in the Workplace; Eugene Micahels and Melanie Powell.- 5. Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: A SME Perspective; Polina Baranova and Elaine Conway.- 6. Measuring Carbon: An Organisational Management Perspective; Elaine Conway.- 7. The Role of the Third Sector and Universities: Meeting the Carbon Challenge; Nicola Lynch and Shan Rambukwella.- 8. Leadership and the Low Carbon Economy; Fred Paterson.- 9. The Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: A Call for Collaborative Action Towards the 'New Normal'; Elaine Conway, Fred Paterson and Polina Baranova.