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.

Oct 31st, 2021

Sink or Swim: Transforming Canada’s economy for a global low-carbon future

The global low-carbon transition needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change has already begun sweeping across economies and industries around the world, and it is building strength. In response, Canada faces a critical choice that will define our economic prospects for generations: will we fight against the tide, simply tread water, or will […]

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Oct 26th, 2021

Canada’s transition to net zero: Accelerating collaboration to meet 2050

CPA Canada’s report on Canada’s Transition to Net Zero: Accelerating Collaboration to Meet 2050 offers practical actions key players can take to facilitate a unified, inclusive, and just transition that positions Canada to remain competitive in a global low-carbon future. The report will help Canada’s key economic sector leaders, policymakers, and the investment community, by providing them […]

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Oct 14th, 2021

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) – Guidance on Metrics, Targets, and Transition Plans

The Metrics, Targets, and Transition Plans guidance describes recent developments around climate-related metrics and users’ increasing focus on information describing organizations’ plans for transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The guidance also describes a set of cross-industry, climate-related metric categories that the Task Force believes all organizations can disclose.

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Sep 29th, 2021

Under Water: The Costs of Climate Change for Canada’s Infrastructure

Canada’s infrastructure isn’t prepared for the climate crisis. The third report in our Costs of Climate Change series finds that Canada’s infrastructure decisions aren’t accounting for climate change. These risks are leaving Canadians under water, physically and financially, threatening our future well-being and prosperity. In response, governments can direct public and private investment toward more […]

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Aug 19th, 2021

Climate-related Legal Risks for Financial Institutions: Executive Brief

Introduction Financial sector risk leaders, risk managers, and board risk committees are increasingly aware of climate-related legal risks to financial institutions. In  Canada, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has identified liability risk as a source of climate-related financial risk facing deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies, and pension funds. These risks include regulatory […]

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Aug 9th, 2021

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

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