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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30 November 2015

Environment advocates: Corporate sponsors use COP21 to appear “green”

Author: Karla Tecson, International Business Times

Environmental groups have panned companies sponsoring the 2015 Paris Climate Conference for…taking advantage of the event to make them look more environmentally friendly. In particular, France’s largest utilities Engie and EDF and Paris-based bank BNP...

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30 November 2015

Political positioning of social organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean towards the COP 21

Author: TNI

The undersigned organizations and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean:...

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27 November 2015

EU-US trade deal will unleash oil sands and fatally undermine climate efforts

Author: Mark Dearn, Guardian (UK)

The prospects for a meaningful agreement at the UN climate change talks…are bleak. As a result, so too are the prospects for the 100 million more people predicted to be living in poverty by 2030 as a result of global warming…the richest countries...

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27 November 2015

Paris climate talks: powerful business lobbies seek to undermine deal

Author: Pascoe Sabido, Corporate Europe Observatory, on Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

As the UN’s climate talks in Paris begin, the lobbying…from some of the biggest corporations responsible for climate change has gone into overdrive…“This issue is important for governments to address but it is far too important to leave to governments...

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20 November 2015

Paris climate talks must take into account climate impacts on indigenous peoples' rights & lands, says UNDP

"Indigenous peoples’ voices must be heard at Paris climate change conference, UN agency says", 19 Nov 2015...

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20 November 2015

USA: Democrats sign up to letter questioning oil, gas & coal companies on their climate change positions

Author: Timothy Cama, The Hill (USA)

"House Dems probe oil, coal companies on climate research", 19 Nov 2015...

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12 November 2015

A Long-Term Goal at COP21 is Critical: Open Letter to World Leaders

Author: The B Team

In an open letter to Heads of State, 22 business and civil society leaders from around the globe urged world leaders to…ensure a clear and ambitious long-term goal is part of the COP21 agreement…now is a critical time for these leaders to hear that...

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6 November 2015
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Author: Stéphane Lauer, Le Monde (France)

« La justice américaine demande des comptes à ExxonMobil sur le réchauffement climatique », 6 novembre 2015...

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6 November 2015

USA: New York attorney general demands documents from ExxonMobil & Peabody Energy in investigation over misleading public about climate change

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian (UK)

"ExxonMobil under investigation over claims it lied about climate change risks", 5 Nov 2015...

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4 November 2015

USA: Former Vice President Al Gore joins calls for formal investigation into ExxonMobil's alleged climate change denial

Author: Leslie Picker, New York Times (USA)

"Gore Calls for Exxon Mobil Inquiry on Climate Change", 3 Nov 2015...

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