Resources for Policy Makers

Our robust legal research allows the team to provide specific policy recommendations that can help policy makers in developing policies related to directors’ duties and climate change, including climate-related disclosures.

Apr 9th, 2024

Committed and actual federal government climate spending

Analysis from a report from Corporate Knights’ Climate Dollars initiative shows that the Canadian federal government is at least $14 billion behind on rolling out the climate funding it had committed to spending by now. And since 2015, there has been a 30% shortfall between what the government has committed to spending on climate and […]

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Mar 26th, 2024

EU sustainability reporting requirements: Implications for Canadian business and policy makers

The impact of new standards for sustainability disclosures in Europe will be felt by Canadian firms with access to European Union (EU) capital markets, or significant operations in EU countries. Based on current reporting practices and given Canada’s lack of a robust sustainable finance framework, Canadian firms could have a significant challenge in meeting these […]

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Feb 5th, 2024

Submission to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (NI 51-107)

It has been well over two years since the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (NI 51-107) and its companion policy. The Canada Climate Law Initiative (CCLI) made a submission strongly supporting a national instrument aligned with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), offering recommendations […]

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Nov 30th, 2023

Submission to the Premier and the BC Government on Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Financial Services and Corporate Sectors

The Canada Climate Law Initiative submits that four key policy recommendations have the potential to considerably enhance the British Columbia government’s oversight of financial services and support the corporate sector in the transition to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy.

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Nov 30th, 2023

Submission to BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA)

The Canada Climate Law Initiative submits that three key policy recommendations have the potential to considerably enhance the British Columbia government’s oversight of financial services.

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Nov 22nd, 2023

Submission to Alberta Government on Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Financial Services Sector

The Canada Climate Law Initiative submits that three key policy recommendations have the potential to considerably enhance the Alberta government’s oversight of financial services.

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