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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11 September 2018

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4 September 2018

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

"Just & In-Time Climate Policy: Four Initiatives for a Fair Transformation", August 2018 The WBGU recommends that the German Federal Government should support lawsuits filed by individuals against large-scale emitters... [U]p to now, such oppor...

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4 September 2018
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Author: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen

"Zeit–gerechte Klimapolitik: Vier Initiativen für Fairness", August 2018...

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8 August 2018
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Am 5. August 2018 verkündete der Chef von Munich Re in einem Gastbeitrag für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, dass der Müchner Konzern die eigene Klimastrategie an das Zwei-Grad-Ziel des Pariser Klimaabkommens knüpfen werde. So werden in...

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6 August 2018
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Author: Thomas Fuster, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Die gesellschaftlichen Ansprüche an Unternehmen wachsen... Die Konzernverantwortungsinitiative will hierzu gar die Be­weis­last um­kehren: So würden Firmen für Verfehlungen ihrer Geschäftspartner rund um den Globus haften. Das Unternehmen wäre...

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17 July 2018

Ireland to become world's first country to divest from fossil fuel co's

Author: Damian Carrington, The Guardian

"Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels", 12 July 2018...

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11 July 2018

Church of England to divest from oil & gas co's that fail to develop Paris Agreement-compatible decarbonisation strategy

Author: James Murrey, BusinessGreen

"Church of England votes for oil and gas divestment push", 9 July 2018...

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3 June 2018

Commentary: Proposed Global Compacts on Refugees & Migration can help int'l community plan for climate-induced displacement

Author: Kumi Naidoo, Eco-business

"The Coming Way of Climate Displacement", 28 May 2018...

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15 May 2018

Ben & Jerry's & 350.org launch campaign to freeze fossil fuel investments in Australia

Author: Hannah Fernandez, Eco-Business

American ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with climate activism group 350.org Australia to launch a campaign to freeze fossil fuels investments, by encouraging Australians to lobby their local governing bodies to ensure that none of its...

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9 May 2018

Just Transition Centre & The B Team launch business guide to a just transition to a low-carbon economy

Author: The B Team & Just Transition Centre

The shift toward a net-zero world will bring economy-wide transformation on a scale we’ve never seen... A just transition ensures that no one is left behind... To assist companies in implementing a just transition, The B Team and the Just Transition...

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