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May 13, 2024 – 9:00 am - 10:15 am Virtual

Advancing Canada’s climate goals through sustainable finance: A cross-partisan dialogue

Join us for an engaging online event where elected officials will discuss their strategies for advancing Canada’s climate goals through sustainable finance, ensuring Canada builds a resilient economy and healthy environment. Canada has committed to climate action both internationally and domestically. As part of Canada’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, the government pledged to cut […]

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August 2, 2023 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Reflections on Connecting Canada’s Climate Policy Network

A new book, Reflections on Connecting Canada’s Climate Policy Network, was published open-access by the Canada Climate Law Initiative in June 2023. This webinar explores the book’s key messages and discusses how to improve climate policy coordination, blurring public and private divides, and revealing where responsibility for change must rest. According to the Supreme Court […]

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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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Knowledge Hub Resources

Jun 24th, 2024

Guardrails to address greenwashing of climate transition finance

ClientEarth’s paper sets out clear guidelines for policymakers to plug the global regulatory gap in climate transition financing and tackle the rise of greenwashing in the market. The paper is the first in-depth analysis of ‘transition-washing’, or greenwashing, in labelled transition finance. It recommends practical policy measures to raise market standards and ensure capital flows […]

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Jun 4th, 2024

IFRS S2 Adoption by Jurisdiction

Summary The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) announced that “[c]lose to 400 organisations from 64 jurisdictions have committed to advancing the adoption or use of the International Sustainability Standards Board’s climate-related reporting at a global level” at the COP28. The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) has conducted research into the jurisdictional adoption of the International […]

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May 23rd, 2024

Submission to the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board on CSDS 1 and CSDS 2

In our submission to the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) consultation on proposed Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standard (CSDS) 1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information (CSDS 1) and CSDS 2 Climate-related Disclosures (CSDS 2), we make three recommendations: 1. The CSSB should fully adopt IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 in CSDS 1 and […]

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May 8th, 2024

Submission on Strengthening the Climate Resilience and Sustainability of the Ontario Financial Services Sector

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRAO) has an important role in supervising the integrity of the financial system. The Canada Climate Law Initiative makes this submission to request that FSRAO develop specific guidelines on the management of climate-related risks for entities in the sectors it supervises. We share seven recommendations to enhance Ontario’s […]

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