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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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20 July 2016

Article proposes "just transition" framework for US fossil fuel industry workers to a low-carbon economy

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18 July 2016

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18 July 2016

UN envoy on climate change Mary Robinson criticises UK & Germany for backtracking on spirit of Paris climate deal by subsidising fossil fuel sector

Author: Adam Vaughan, Guardian (UK)

[Mary Robinson, UN] climate change envoy has accused the UK and Germany of backtracking on the spirit of the Paris climate deal by financing the fossil fuel industry through subsidies...“They’ve [the British government] introduced new tax breaks for...

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18 July 2016

Interview: US Senator says fossil fuel companies misleading public on climate science akin to Big Tobacco

Author: Zoë Carpenter, Nation (USA)

[Senator] Whitehouse was one of the first members of Congress to raise the idea of bringing a civil case...against fossil-fuel companies for deliberately misleading the public on climate science. I spoke with him on Tuesday about the “web of denial,”...

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15 April 2016

Smoke & Fumes: Documents reveal oil sector knew about climate change decades earlier than suspected

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12 April 2016

"Two Degrees of Change” initiative encourages women in company boardrooms to demand climate action

Author: Fiona Harvey, Guardian (UK)

"New campaign enlists women in boardrooms to take up climate issue", 11 Apr 2016...

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7 March 2016

France: New disclosure rules require companies to report on environmental & social factors, including climate risks

Author: Justin Gundlach, Columbia Law School Climate Law Blog

"Energy Transition and Climate Risks Included in New French Financial Disclosure Rules", 5 Mar 2016...

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29 February 2016

UK: Top utility lobby group shifts stance from supporting fossil fuels to campaigning for renewable energy

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian (UK)

"Top lobbying group in historic green energy U-turn", 28 Feb 2016...

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9 February 2016

UN aviation agency to announce world's first carbon emission standard for aircrafts

Author: Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters (UK)

"U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules", 7 Feb 2016...

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1 February 2016

Pakistan: Ministry of Textile to train cotton farmers on how to mitigate climate impacts

Author: Parvez Jabri, Business Recorder (Pakistan)

"Ministry of Textile to organize conference on climate change for educating cotton farmers", 28 Jan 2016...

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