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.

Mar 30th, 2022

Summary of Submissions to Canadian Securities Administrators on Proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) received 131 submissions on proposed National Instrument 51-107 Disclosure of Climate-related Matters (NI 51-107) during the four-month public consultation period, of which 94% were from organizations and 6% were from individuals. We published a summary of the 131 submissions. This is a Canada Climate Law Initiative publication.

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Mar 3rd, 2022

Greening Sovereign Debt Performance

This report sets out the case for moving sovereign debt markets towards the explicit valuation of natural capital, and for greater use of performance-linked instruments to deepen creditor and debtor sharing of associated risks and opportunities. Advancing these two developments would be a much needed and timely development in addressing the short-term debt crisis and […]

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Feb 28th, 2022

Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Canada: Governance Implications in the Net-Zero Transition

Canada ranks highly among the developed countries that have provided government support to the fossil fuel sector, but this situation is changing. To address the climate emergency, Canada has legally committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. How our federal, provincial, and territorial governments spend public dollars […]

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Feb 28th, 2022

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – Summary for Policymakers

This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents key findings of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the IPCC. The report builds on the WGII contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the IPCC, three Special Reports , and the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the AR6 cycle. […]

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Jan 11th, 2022

The Global Risks Report 2022

The Global Risks Report series tracks global risks perceptions among risk experts and world leaders in business, government, and civil society. It examines risks across five categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological. Every year the report also analyses key risks to explore further in deep-dive chapters—these could be risks that feature prominently on our survey, those […]

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Nov 16th, 2021

Principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks

Basel Committee issues public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks. The consultation paper seeks to promote a principles-based approach to improve banks’ risk management practices and supervisory practices related to climate-related financial risks.

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