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December 9, 2022 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am Virtual

Effective Climate Governance in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sector

REALPAC and the Canada Climate Law Initiative are pleased to launch their ‘Guide to Effective Climate Governance in the Canadian Commercial Real Estate Sector: Building for the Future‘, to help boards, management and professionals within the commercial real estate industry. At this webinar, authors Temitope Tunbi Onifade and Helen Tooze will share their findings, with […]

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March 23, 2022 – 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual

Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Climate Transition Risk: How Will Your Organization Adapt to Changing Policies?

The Government of Canada has signed the COP26 Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition, committing to prioritize the clean energy transition and end new direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector by the end of 2022, and the Glasgow Climate Pact to accelerate the phaseout of inefficient […]

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February 9, 2022 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Retail’s Route to Net-zero Emissions: The Canadian Retail Sector and Effective Climate Governance

Climate change poses a systemic risk to Canadian retailers. The increasing frequency and intensity of acute events such as flooding and wild fires are disrupting supply chains and distribution channels, creating uncertainty in availability and pricing of raw materials, and increasing insurance costs. Yet there are also new opportunities for the retail sector in the […]

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Knowledge Hub Resources

Nov 8th, 2022

Integrity matters: Net zero commitments by businesses, financial institutions, cities and regions

Report from the United Nations’ High-Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities

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Nov 7th, 2022

A guide to effective climate governance in the Canadian real estate sector: Building for the net-zero future

This guide provides information to help boards, management, and professionals in the Canadian commercial real estate sector understand and deal with the increasing implications of climate change and the net-zero transition, including the risks, legal duties of those that should manage them, effective governance practices they should embrace, and where and how to leverage the […]

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Oct 20th, 2022

Banking on a Net-Zero Future: Effective Climate Governance for Canadian Banks

The Guide provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of the law, the risks and opportunities associated with climate change for the financial sector, best practice guidance developed in Canada and globally on oversight and governance, and a snapshot of the kinds of decisions bank boards are making on their pathway to net-zero emissions. […]

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Oct 11th, 2022

Climate-washing in Québec and Canada: How to turn the tide

This report by the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE) outlines which rules and standards exist now to address climate-washing, and the CQDE’s policy recommendations to improve how climate-washing is addressed.

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