Responsible public policy

Many companies have significant influence over national and international policymaking on climate change - and this will extend to government positions at the December 2015 UN climate change conference in Paris.  The challenge is that this is conducted responsibly: with companies advocating strong action by governments on climate change rather than lobbying against it - either directly, or indirectly through business associations.

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Author: EURACTIV.com

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

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26 November 2018

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Author: Climate Home News

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11 September 2018

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German Advisory Council on Global Change recommends Govt. support lawsuits filed by individuals against large-scale emitters

Author: WBGU German Advisory Council on Global Change

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4 September 2018
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Author: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen

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