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TBOGEG Multinational Companies Business palys a key role in international environmental politics. The environmental impact of firms’ acivities makes them central players in societal responses to environmental issues (Levy and Newell, 2005). Multinational companies make their plans according to the global dimentions; in which stage of the production should be made in which location. For example private water companies, through their pricing and investment strategies, decide which communities have Access to clean water and at what cost (Levy and Newell, 2005). So, business are not just a subject of a regulatory system impozed by the state; rather business is an intirinsic fabric part of the environmental governance as rulemaker, and often ruleforcer (Levy and Newell, 2005). ‘Climate Change and the Emergence of New Organizational Landscapes’ RATIONALE As a result, climate change is not just an environmental problem requiring technical and managerial solutions; it is a political arena in which a variety of organizations - state agencies, firms, industry associations, NGOs, and multilateral organizations - engage in contestation as well as collaboration over evolving regimes of governance (Levy and Egan 2003; Levy and Newell 2005). There is therefore an urgent need to better comprehend and theorize the transformative impact of climate change on the organizational landscape. *****Not same book may be able to use concepts *******More critical and theoretical approaches to understanding the societal response to climate change have emerged in other disciplines, including international relations, international political economy, postcolonialism, geography, and sociology (Banerjee, 2003; Bumpus and Liverman, 2008; Levy and Egan 2003; Levy and Newell, 2002; Boykoff, 2008). These literatures have tended to adopt a more diverse set of theoretical perspectives, including discourse analysis, global governance theory, and Gramscian hegemony.We invite papers that draw from and integrate these perspectives with more familiar scholarship from management and organization theory. Conceptualizing global environmental consultancy firms as actors in global environmental governance Sofie Bouteligier (University of Leuven, Belgium) Paper presented at the 2009 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. December 2‐4. Architecture, Panel 1: Architecture and Agency beyond the State Abstract Today,  private  companies  are  conceptualized  as political  actors  in global  environmental Governance Introduction Throughout the past decades, the key international summits on the environment (Stockholm, Rio and Johannesburg) incrementally put greater emphasis on the role and responsibilities of business in environmental governance (Morgera 2004). Private actors needed to rethink their contribution to environmental protection and they adapted their attitudes from a reactive approach in the 1960s and 1970s (e.g. cleaning up pollution and environmental damage they had caused) to a more proactive strategy
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