FRONTLINE Heat is a global report on what is being done by the world’s largest corporations and governments to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to the call for reductions in carbon emissions.
In this video case study from Heat, correspondent Martin Smith goes to Shenua Energy Corp. in China to examine a leading source of carbon emissions and ask who is really responsible for climate change: corporations or consumers?
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In this video case study and corresponding business module, students are asked to consider how industries and governments are responding to climate change through a set of key themes, discussion questions and a classroom exercises. Students will present solutions to the challenging problems posed in the module.
In Corporations or Consumers: Who Is Responsible?, we examine this case through the lens of Shenua Energy in China. China produces the dirtiest energy on the planet in order to feed its expanding massive industrial base. China’s growth is fueled by American’s consumerist desires for inexpensive products and the Chinese desire for Western lifestyles. While the world blames China for its pollution, this Business Module asks students to consider who is really responsible for making changes in China to protect the planet.
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