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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 July 2015

Commentary: "We don't have to choose between jobs and climate action"

Author: John Cartwright, Toronto & York Region Labour Council, on rabble.ca

There is no doubt that climate change threatens the future of all humankind...People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives...Fossil fuel corporations are using their wealth and power to embrace an "extreme energy...

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6 July 2015

Commentary: ShareAction urges oil companies to end membership in climate skeptic lobby groups

Author: Catherine Howarth, ShareAction, in Financial Times (UK)

"Oil majors must change their Jekyll and Hyde climate policy", 5 Jul 2015...

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14 July 2015
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15 July 2015

Mo Ibrahim & Unilever CEO Paul Polman call for joint efforts by govts. & businesses to fight climate change & poverty

Author: Mo Ibrahim and Paul Polman, on CNN

"There is a way to end poverty - bring governments and businesses together",...

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16 July 2015

6 steps for business to achieve economic growth & carbon emissions reduction targets

Author: Nicolette Bartlett, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability leadership, on BusinessGreen

"What can businesses learn from the New Climate Economy report?", 7 Jul 2015...

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17 July 2015

UN report says Australian govt. is a "free-rider" on climate change, revoking carbon tax & blocking climate action

Author: Clancy Wright, Independent Australia

“Australia now a rogue middle-power under Abbott”, 9 July 2015...

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28 July 2015

Report by Union of Concerned Scientists says fossil fuel industry "knowingly worked to deceive public about realities & risks of climate change"

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29 July 2015

Intl. Energy Agency chief economist says fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions by not taking action on climate change

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian (UK)

“Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA”, 9 Jul 2015...

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30 July 2015

Interview: Mary Robinson says responsible corporate decision making can help avoid negative human rights impacts linked to climate change

Author: Germana Canzi, Road to Paris

“Q&A with Mary Robinson: What is climate justice?” , 29 Jul 2015...

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3 August 2015

Expert workshop report: "Corporate Action for Climate Justice & Human Rights"

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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