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Mitigation

Businesses have an important role in mitigating climate change and its impacts on human rights by reducing or preventing emission of greenhouse gases.  Steps companies can take include improving energy efficiency of their operations and shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

A growing movement of NGOs, foundations, and universities is calling for divestment from fossil fuels, to speed a transition to less-polluting forms of energy.

The following are key investigations & reports related to responsibility of fossil fuel companies:

Philippines CHR investigation | UCS study re impacts of emissions 

UCS score companies 

Subcritical Coal | Digging Deeper: Human rights impacts of coal

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14 December 2018

China will not require a gas bridge between coal and renewables, finds China Renewable Energy Outlook report

Author: Becky Beetz, PV Magazine

" 'The single most important step now is to reduce coal consumption in China,' state the authors of the 2018 CREO, which has been published today on the sidelines of COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. Its key recommendations are simple: rapidly phase out coal...

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14 December 2018

USA: Marathon Petroleum allegedly ran stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards; inc. company comments

Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times

"The oil industry's covert campaign to rewrite American car emissions rules," 13 Dec 2018...

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Article
10 December 2018

CEOs of 50 companies sign open letter appealing to world leaders to urgently address climate change

Author: Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

"...In 2015, our coalition the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders – an informal group, facilitated by the World Economic Forum, of major global businesses from a range of sectors – called on governments to reach an ambitious climate deal, aligned with th...

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10 December 2018

Global Coal Exit List identifies 282 companies planning to build new coal-fired power stations, calls for impact divesting

Author: Urgewald

"...The GCEL provides key statistics on companies’ annual coal production and coal share of revenue, their installed coal-fired capacity and coal share of power production. These statistics were drawn from original company sources such as annual...

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5 December 2018

Call to end the Clean Development Mechanism in order to meet goals of the Paris Agreement

Author: Carbon Market Watch

"...If we are to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the CDM must not be allowed to undermine future efforts for the following three reasons:...

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5 December 2018

EU: Council endorses measures requiring banks to disclose ESG-related financial risks

Author: EURACTIV.com

The ECOFIN Council adopted three sustainability measures of the Capital Requirement Directive and Capital Requirement Regulation for banks as part of the EU’s ‘Risk Reduction Measures package’:...

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29 November 2018

Civil society groups incl. BHRRC call on EU Commission to improve legal framework for corporate sustainability reporting

Author: Frank Bold, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre et al

The European Commission’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and the related legislative proposals are a crucial step towards achieving the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals... To achieve this objective, EU policy-makers must re...

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Report
29 November 2018

Correlation between companies committing to 100% renewable electricity and achieving above-average financial performance

Author: Capgemini Invent and The Climate Group

"This study shows that there is a direct correlation between committing to 100% renewable electricity and achieving above-average financial performance. RE100 members consistently perform better than their peers on two key financial performance...

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29 November 2018

USA: Patagonia donates $10M tax break to groups protecting the environment & finding solutions to the climate crisis

Author: Nick Visser, HuffPost

"Patagonia donates $10 million tax break to green groups, says Trump 'irresponsible'," 28 Nov 2018...

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28 November 2018

Civil society urges EU Council to ensure positive progression on development of disclosure requirements for sustainable investments

Author: ActionAid et al

19 Nov 2018...

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