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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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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25 January 2016

USA: California attorney general to investigate ExxonMobil for allegedly hiding evidence of climate change

Author: Samantha Page, ThinkProgress

"California’s Attorney General Is Now Investigating Exxon", 20 Jan 2016...

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25 January 2016

Walmart & HSBC discuss why responding to climate change responsibly is profitable at World Economic Forum

Author: Saabira Chaudhuri, NASDAQ

"Wal-Mart CEO: Responding to Climate Issues Boosts Profitability", 20 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

Commentary: Export credit agencies should promote responsible business practices by adhering to the OECD Guidelines

Author: Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, on Institute for Human Rights and Business

"Evolving Expectations: The role of Export Credit Agencies in promoting and exemplifying responsible business practices", 11 Jan 2016...

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16 January 2016

UK: Expansion of Heathrow airport debated as World Health Organization reveals evidence of deaths due to air pollution

Author: John Vidal & Toby Helm, Guardian (UK)

"Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution", 16 Jan 2016...

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16 January 2016

USA: Obama halts new coal mine leases citing industry's climate change impacts

Author: Avaneesh Pandey, International Business Times (USA)

"Climate Change: Obama Administration Halts New Coal-Mining Leases On Public Land", 16 Jan 2016...

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12 January 2016

Investors increase pressure on companies to address climate change via proxy shareholder resolutions

Author: Andrea Vittorio, Bloomberg BNA (USA)

"Investors Eye Oil Majors' Lobbying on Climate Policy", 12 Jan 2016...

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12 December 2015

UN Global Compact statement

Author: Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact

"UN Global Compact Welcomes Historic Climate Agreement Adopted by 195 countries in Paris at COP21"...

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10 December 2015

COP21: Paris climate talks enter tense final few hours

Author: Pilita Clark and Michael Stothard, Financial Times (UK)

Talks on a new global climate accord entered a tense stalemate on Thursday…One of the most contentious stand-offs to emerge…is a push to require countries to revisit every five years the voluntary climate pledges that more than 180 nations have made...

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