Identifying effective management instruments and human behavioural changes to manage energy use and abate emissions at firm level

Almihoub, Ali Ahmed Ali and Mula, Joseph M. and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2013) Identifying effective management instruments and human behavioural changes to manage energy use and abate emissions at firm level. Journal of Sustainable Development, 6 (7). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1913-9063

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Abstract

Despite recent efforts to reduce the growth of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) at the national level, the negative environmental impacts of GHGs are likely to increase more in the future, especially at the level of the company. This paper presents an extension to current integrated management efforts with traditional assessments to improve current situations. The extension can be used to determine strategies of cost-effectiveness to control emissions and achieve environmental goals in reducing concentrations of GHGs. Methods developed to demonstrate significant cost savings in companies and sectors are command and control (CAC), and innovation; these instruments can contribute to the allocation of emission controls when market instruments do not fully work. To achieve further GHG emission reductions, improvements to behavioural change regarding the use of energy are an emerging area of research that has significant implications for policy. There is increasing evidence that human behaviour has been producing environmental problems. This paper introduces elements and interventions that could affect that behaviour. Governments and businesses have agreed that there is a need for more emphasis on proper assessment of behavioural change interventions. Therefore, increasing efficiency and reducing barriers within marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs) has improved the results for the management of abatement energy and emissions at firm level.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education. Open access journal. Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 02:21
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 05:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: command and control; innovation; behaviour change; efficiency; MACC barriers
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150105 Management Accounting
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919902 Ecological Economics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v6n7p1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23309

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