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Carbon Finance - A Platform for Development of Sustainable Business in Kuwait

Ahmed Nahar Al-Hussaini
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Ahmed Nahar Al-Hussaini: Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, State of Kuwait

Expert Journal of Business and Management, 2016, vol. 4, issue 2, 87-93

Abstract: Since 1880, the temperature of global has increased by 0.85 degree Celsius. Due to the increase in temperature, the impact of climate change is constantly increasing, which is known as global warming. The increase in temperature is due to emission of greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas, which is capable of causing serious hazardous influence to the environment. Carbon emission reduction and low-carbon economy development have become global targets and national policy in both developing and developed countries. Carbon finance is a tool for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using a process called capture and storage (CCS). Using this process, the carbon dioxide is captured and stored for further usage as a renewable resource. Carbon finance has a high impact on the growth of sustainable business development. This research analyzes the various possibilities of developing sustainable business through carbon trading in Kuwait and the strategic options offered by both government, as well as private sectors for carbon trading in Kuwait. The central focus of research is to discover the role of carbon finance in developing sustainable business and environmental quality. Since no previous research is conducted on the specific role of carbon finance in developing a sustainable business preferably in Kuwait, the influence of carbon financing in sustainable business development and environmental quality are analyzed in this research.

Keywords: Carbon Financing; Sustainable Development; Kuwait; Greenhouse gases; Global warming; Environment quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M10 M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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