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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25 September 2015

Green groups concerned about companies hindering ambitious climate goals as BHP Billiton, GE & Shell set to fund new Energy Transitions Commission

Author: Jessica Shankleman, Business Green

"Will Shell-funded Energy Transitions Commission help or hinder the low carbon economy?", 25 Sep 2015...

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22 September 2015

Unilever CEO Paul Polman receives UN award for leadership in driving sustainable growth

Author: UN Environmental Programme

"Transformative Business Leader to Receive United Nations Champion of the Earth Award", 18 Sep 2015...

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18 September 2015

8 major companies call for strong climate action by Australian Govt. & intl. community at Paris summit

Author: AGL, BHP Billiton, General Electric, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers, Westpac

Climate change is affecting our businesses and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that we have a role to play and we want to play our part...We have come together because we acknowledge that climate change will continue to have serious...

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14 September 2015

25 investors ask global firms to justify membership of EU trade associations allegedly undermining climate policy

Author: Ben Fagan-Watson, The Guardian (UK)

“BP, EDF and Procter & Gamble face pressure over climate change lobbying », 10 Sept 2015...

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11 September 2015

Failure to tackle climate change will undermine new set of UN development goals, says Mary Robinson

Author: Megan Rowling, Reuters

« Weak climate deal would harm new global goals: Robinson », 10 Sept 2015...

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9 September 2015

Global investors call on 9 FTSE100 companies to quit groups lobbying against climate policy

Author: ClickGreen (UK)

“Leading investors call on FTSE100 companies to quit climate lobbying groups”, 2 Sept 2015...

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2 September 2015

COP21 Paris climate conference is one of the most important human rights gathering of past half-century, says Universal Rights Group report

Author: Marc Limon, OpenDemocracy

“Human rights mainstreaming in climate change policy: a glass half full”, 2 Sept 2015...

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2 September 2015

USA: While more big corporations support climate change bills, oil industry still strongly opposes them

Author: Shane Ferro, Huffington Post (USA)

“Why Big Corporations Like Gap And eBay Are Mobilizing Against Climate Change”, 27 Aug 2015...

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2 September 2015

USA: “Moving quickly away from coal-burning power plants yields immediate health benefits”, says health expert

Author: Lynn Ringenberg, Physicians for Social Responsibility, in Sun Sentinel (USA)

“About clean power and public health”, 27 Aug 2015...

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1 September 2015

Almost 80% of global citizens concerned about impacts of climate change, reveals consultation

Author: All Africa

“Africa: Largest Ever Citizen Consultation On Climate Change”, 28 Aug 2015...

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