Contents: Climate change as a business risk; The science of climate change; The consequences of climate change; The politics of climate change: the regulatory context; Assessing climate change risks and opportunities; Coping with the risks of climate change; An overview; Index.
Nigel Arnell is the Director of the Walker Institute at the University of Reading, and Professor of Climate System Science in the Department of Meteorology. He was formerly Professor of Geography and Head of the School of Geography at the University of Southampton. He trained as a geographer and has worked as a hydrologist. Professor Arnell has been researching the impacts of climate change for over 20 years and he helped develop methods used in the UK for assessing climate change impacts on water supply companies. He has close working relationships with companies in a number of business sectors and with UK and other government departments and agencies. Professor Arnell has contributed to all the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1995.
'Covering the nature, science, politics, assessment and management of climate change risks, this book is aimed at those who need to know about it as a strategic and operational risk.' CIR (Continuity, Insurance & Risk) magazine, March 2015 'Professor Arnell, the author of the book, absolutely succeeds in providing an accessible summary of the basics and the effects of the vast and complex climate change issue. ... The book is an excellent addition to the Gower "Short guides to business risks" series, which is particularly useful for business and environmental managers, students and practitioners across a wide range of sectors, public and private. Warmly recommended.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution, vol. 57, no. 1/2, 2015