Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 12, No 5 (2016)

The Companies and the Climate Change: differences between perceptions and practices

Oncioiu Ionica


The companies are taking action in response to the increasing number of regulations related to the climate change, but also in anticipation to the future developments of public actions in this domain. For the operating companies, the fight against the climate change can also result in investments and business opportunities through, among others, in a more efficient use of the natural resources and the energy, less waste, streamlining logistics, diversification of energy sources, acquisition of advantageous positions on the market and introduction of new means of participation of the consumer and the provider. This article examines the steps taken by EU companies in the current context, conditioned by the public objectives regarding the climate change. The paper concludes that the efforts in eco innovation are led by developed small and medium enterprises and are still mainly concentrated in correction measures of environmental damagers than preventive ones. 



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