Friday, January 15, 2016

Call for book chapters: Climate change and the 2030 corporate agenda for sustainable development

Call for book chapters

Book series title: Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice
ISSN: 2051-5030

This edited volume will explore the meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement 2015 for business; it also will analyse its challenges and implications, and it will establish required actions by the private sector in order to reducing global warming and mitigating climate change effects.

This book aims to bring together evidence-based, conceptual and theoretical contributions from a diverse set of geographical locations, and disciplinary backgrounds (international business, strategy, management, economics, marketing, psychology, sociology, legal studies, and anthropology) on the meanings, implications, opportunities and challenges for business around the planet in relation to climate change.

On December 2015, a universal agreement by 195 nations that seriously emphasises the urgency to “address the significant gap between the aggregate effect of Parties’ mitigation pledges in terms of global annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020 and aggregate emission pathways consistent with holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels” (United Nations & Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2015: 2). At the agreement is also recognise the “urgent need to enhance the provision of finance, technology and capacity-building support by developed country Parties, in a predictable manner, to enable enhanced pre-2020 action by developing country Parties” (Idem). The some of the implications for Business are the inclusion of “major reductions in the cost of future mitigation and adaptation efforts”(ídem); and the promotion of “universal access to sustainable energy in developing countries, in particular in Africa, through the enhanced deployment of renewable energy” (ídem); the promotion of “regional and international cooperation in order to mobilize stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, financial institutions, cities and other subnational authorities, local communities and indigenous peoples” (ídem).

What is the meaning of the Paris climate agreement for business?

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The meaning of the Paris climate agreement for Business
  • The Post-2015 sustainable business agenda
  • Sustainability and competitiveness
  • Specific case studies on business addressing global warming
  • The Business case for climate change
  • Internationalisation of Business and climate change
  • Tax greenhouse emissions
  • International business and environmental sustainability
  • Fossil fuels prices and global warming
  • Climate refugees and corporate actions
  • Corporate agenda and the thirteen SDG 13
  • Transferring political will into Business actions
  • The agenda for COP 22
  •  Green bonds
  • PRME and climate change
  • Environmental corporate initiatives and the UN Global Compact
  • GRI Compass
  • Climate finance
  • Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV)
  • Technology transfer for sustainable energy
  • B Corps

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline for chapter proposals (title and 300-500 words abstract): February 1st, 2016 (to: and to
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: February 15th, 2016
  • Deadline for full chapter: April 30th, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter proposals: 15th of May, 2016
  • Deadline for submission of final chapters: 15th July 2016
  • It is expected the volume to be published at the end of 2016
Accepted chapters will be compiled in a book titled “Climate change and the 2030 corporate agenda for sustainable development”, and it will be published by Emerald Books within the Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice serie (indexed in Scopus)

Book Co-editors and further details:


United Nations & Framework Convention on Climate Change (2015) The adoption of the Paris Agreement. Available online at: