Cracking The Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

byTerry TamminenForeword byArnold Schwarzenegger

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As the list of sub-national, national, and international regulations, markets, and carbon reduction targets grows and merges, business must take action to become more efficient and reduce carbon.  Cracking the Carbon Code provides the tools to profit from this trend, describing practical steps to make almost any business more efficient, sustainable, and competitive in the global economy.  It is important to know when new regulations will apply to your business and when hidden carbon liabilities could threaten a company’s profitability.  Carbon is a measurement of waste, so identifying a company’s carbon footprint--and how to reduce it—will save money and unnecessary regulatory burdens.  Filled with eye-opening facts, insights, and practical action steps to profit from the low-carbon economy of the 21st century, this book is for anyone who wants to build value, grow market share, and secure acceptance by consumers and regulators alike.  

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As the list of sub-national, national, and international regulations, markets, and carbon reduction targets grows and merges, business must take action to become more efficient and reduce carbon.  Cracking the Carbon Code provides the tools to profit from this trend, describing practical steps to make almost any business more efficient...

From his youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa, China and across the United States, Terry has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government.A United States Coast Guard-licensed ship captain, Terry has long been drawn to the undersea world, starting in th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.65 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230109500

ISBN - 13:9780230109506

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Foreword by Governor Arnold Schwazenegger * Introduction: What is the Carbon Code? * Chapter 1: The Bodybuilder, the Brit, and the Oilman: A Brief History of the Carbon Code * Chapter 2: Cracking the Carbon Code Step One: Time Your Carbon Tipping Point * Chapter 3: Cracking the Carbon Code Step Two: Build a Fence * Chapter 4: Cracking the Carbon Code Step Three: Cut the Carbon * Chapter 5: Cracking The Carbon Code Step Four: Manage What Can't Be Cut * Chapter 6: Cracking The Carbon Code Step Five: Estimate Carbon Resilience * Chapter 7: Conclusion and Quick Start Guide * Reference Guide * Glossary * Appendix A: Climate Change 101 * Appendix B: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & the Kyoto Protocol * Appendix C: Global Cap-and-Trade Carbon Markets 101 * Appendix D: States Taking Action on Carbon * Sources

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"In Cracking the Carbon Code, my friend Terry Tamminen provides us with a compelling playbook of how to restore our economic vitality and preserve our environment for generations to come. Businesses can save money and grow markets by reducing their carbon footprints. Governments can create public-private partnerships to invest in low carbon technologies, making schools, public facilities, and fleets into leaders of green building and transportation designs. Together, we can compete with each other to see which company, state, or nation can slash its carbon the most—on the path to reducing greenhouse gases at least 80% by 2050—not waiting to see who goes first, but racing to the head of the pack." —Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, 2010, from the Foreword"A healthy environment and strong economy are two sides of the same coin as Terry Tamminen proves in Cracking the Carbon Code. If companies follow his advice, they and their workers will prosper and build a safer, more sustainable planet for all living creatures to share." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance "Businesses today must become more efficient and innovative to compete on a global scale. Tamminen unlocks the secrets of using carbon as a measuring stick of those trends, offering practical tools that any business can use to be sustainable for generations to come." —Bob Fisher, Director, Gap Inc. "Finally, a book that provides new tools to manage both profits and carbon emissions; Terry Tamminen demonstrates that these are not conflicting goals but are actually intimately linked. A must read for business leaders who are committed to both a cleaner environment and a profitable business enterprise." —Carlos M. Gutierrez, Former U.S. Commerce Secretary "Terry Tamminen walks the talk...I would recommend this book to leaders of governments, corporations, NGOs, and all stakeholders in a sustainable future."  —Clean Fleet Report "This book provides exactly the kind of practical, hopeful yet hard-nosed message we need to send about how to turn down the heat on this planet, starting now."  —Mark Hertsgaard "Tamminen removes the mystery of Cracking the Carbon Code in one fascinating story after another as we follow the actions of corporate, government, and NGO leaders from California to China and from the United States to the UK...I would recommend this book to leaders of governments, corporations, NGOs, and all stakeholders in a sustainable future."  —International Business Times "Tamminen’s Cracking the Carbon Code points out step by step how corporations and businesses actually will save money at the same time as by shrinking their carbon footprint. There are excellent resources in the book that consumers will find as well such as carbon calculators. Tamminen’s book provides an impressive and practical Quick-start guide including how allowances can be purchased from where and how they work; Resource Guide of Policy and Data-tracking Sources such as; Carbon Offset Developers and Validators, Carbon Calculators, and Carbon trading and Registries."  --Examiner.com "The book is a valuable guide for many politicians, private executives, experts and academics to understand how to get things done.  A codex is always a kind of complex sum: here is a key to "crack" it.  This book should whet the appetite of many of those who have not fully mastered their "green latin".  It is a key to sustainable profits in the new economy."  --The Global Journal