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Climate Change and the Oil IndustryCommon Problem, Different Strategies$
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Jon Skjaerseth and Tora Skodvin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719065583

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.001.0001

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The climate strategies of the oil industry

The climate strategies of the oil industry

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(p.43) 3 The climate strategies of the oil industry
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Climate Change and the Oil Industry
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Jon Birger Skjærseth

Tora Skodvin

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0003

This chapter evaluates and compares the strategies adopted by ExxonMobil, the Shell Group and Statoil on the climate change issue. It focuses on a key set of four indicators which include the companies' acknowledgement of the prospective problem of a human-induced climate change, their position with regard to the Kyoto Protocol, and self-imposed targets and measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their own operations. This chapter highlights the differences among the companies and analyses their general environmental policy.

Keywords:   climate change, ExxonMobil, the Shell Group, Statoil, Kyoto Protocol, GHG emissions, environmental policy

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