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The climate strategies of the oil industry

Jon Birger Skjærseth and Tora Skodvin

in Climate Change and the Oil Industry

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780719065583
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0003
The climate strategies of the oil industry

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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

Chapter.  9975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environment

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