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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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June 3, 2021 – 9:00 am - 10:00 am Virtual

Partnerships in Indigenous Finance: Paths to Sustainable Finance and Protection of Biodiversity

Financing the transition to net-zero carbon emissions requires government to government and government to private sector partnerships. Please join us for an important discussion on Indigenous partnerships for sustainable finance and governance, including successful partnerships in conservation finance; the transition to sustainable energy in action; and a discussion of the recent creation by the Canada […]

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March 3, 2021 – 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Virtual

Connecting Canada’s Climate Policy Network

This half-day conference will explore past, present, and potential futures of Canada’s climate policy network. It will connect climate policy actors to discuss this network’s layers of actors, norms, and processes.

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Aug 8th, 2022

Canada Climate Law Initiative Submission to IFRS ISSB on IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures

The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) and its International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures (IFRS S2). The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) supports the overall framework of the exposure draft being aligned with the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures […]

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Jul 1st, 2022

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2022 snapshot

Climate change litigation continues to grow in importance year-on-year as a way of either advancing or delaying effective action on climate change. In 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognised the role of litigation in affecting “the outcome and ambition of climate governance”. The latest edition of the Grantham Research Institute annual report […]

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Jun 3rd, 2022

A New Dawn in Climate Disclosure: Comparing Canada’s proposed National Instrument 51-107 with proposed SEC rules and IFRS/ISSB standards

Policies on disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities are rapidly developing in Canada and globally.  The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) has produced this chart to allow policymakers, investors, and civil society organizations to compare proposals made by Canadian securities regulators in proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters, with the United States Securities […]

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Apr 27th, 2022

ESG and Climate Change Blind Spots: Turning the Corner on SEC Disclosure

This article examines four areas in which the SEC, for more than a decade, resisted reform or impeded shareholders’ access to sought-after environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information. These areas are: (1) the SEC’s refusal to act on several rulemaking petitions submitted during the years 2009 to 2018, which called for expanded ESG disclosure; (2) […]

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