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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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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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Report
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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Article
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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Article
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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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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Article
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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Article
26 November 2018

Business leaders urge EU to ensure climate targets are aligned with just transition to net-zero emissions

Author: Sam Morgan, EURACTIV.com

Business leaders have urged the EU to scrap greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and increase climate ambition in time to stick to the Paris Agreement, in a letter seen by EURACTIV....

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Article
7 November 2018

EU: Finance ministers call for strong transparency rules in public & private climate finance

Author: Climate Home News

"EU finance ministers call for transparency in climate finance", 6 Nov 2018...

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30 October 2018

European pension funds call on co's to adopt positions which are in line with goals of the Paris Agreement

Author: Investment & Pensions Europe

"Pension funds challenge European companies on climate lobbying", 29 Oct 2018...

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