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.

Aug 8th, 2022

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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Apr 13th, 2022

Collaboratively Building a Climate-Resilient Economy and Financial System in BC

Collaboratively Building a Climate-Resilient Financial System in BC was a first of its kind workshop of financial sector organizations, financial service providers, risk consultancy providers, climate action professionals and financial regulators. The workshop was hosted collaboratively by the Vancouver Economic Commission, the Pembina Institute, the BC Financial Services Authority as an invitation-only portion of the […]

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Apr 4th, 2022

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change – Summary for Policymakers

The Summary for Policymakers (SPM) provides a high-level summary of the key findings of the Working Group III Report. The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact […]

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