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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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 & 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 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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24 April 2018

New book explores opportunities & challenges for integrating human rights into global climate governance

Author: Sébastien Duyck, Sébastien Jodoin & Alyssa Johl, Routledge

Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world. The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the...

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14 March 2018

UN CEDAW committee adopts General Recommendation on States' women's rights obligations with climate-related disaster risk reduction

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1 March 2018

EU: Finance ministers support 'green' asset classification system; focus is on climate mitigation

Author: Susanna Rust, IPE

"‘Green’ asset classification system gets go-ahead from EU finance ministers", 23 February 2018...

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27 February 2018

EU climate foreign policy statement highlights human rights, gender equality, role of local communities & non-state actors, incl. private sector

Author: Council of the European Union

"Council Conclusions on Climate Diplomacy", 26 February 2018...

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