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.

May 18th, 2021

Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector

The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. But the pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – fall well short of what is required to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 and give the world an even […]

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Apr 12th, 2021

Consultation on Climate-related Risks in the Financial Sector

In January 2021, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) launched a three-month consultation with the publication of a discussion paper, Navigating Uncertainty in Climate Change: Promoting Preparedness and Resilience to Climate-Related Risks. The paper focuses on risks arising from climate change that can affect the safety and soundness of federally regulated financial institutions (FRFIs) […]

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Mar 31st, 2021

Haida law of gina ‘waadluxan gud ad kwaagiida and Indigenous rights in conservation finance

Globally, we are facing an existential threat to biodiversity from human activities that have intruded into terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial ecosystems, exacerbating global warming. The Supreme Court of Canada has held that climate change “is a threat of the highest order to the country, and indeed the world.” Corporations and financial institutions increasingly recognize the […]

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Mar 30th, 2021

Consultation on Bill C-97

The Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada opened a consultation on the amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) to bring transparency and more effective governance to federally-regulated companies. We submitted a letter of policy recommendations in March 2021.

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Mar 4th, 2021

Sustainable finance for a safe climate: Perspectives on mobilizing capital for a swift, resilient recovery

Based on opinion data, the interviews and our analysis, the Pembina Institute is making a series of recommendations toward a financing strategy that helps integrate the E, S (and G) in ESG (environmental, social and governance indicators) by enabling private capital to flow to the technologies and projects that can maximize job creation, emissions reductions, […]

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Jul 1st, 2020

Preliminary Report

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health and economic crisis. Governments have already spent billions in the immediate response, including in Canada where a deficit of over $300B is forecast for this year. Billions more will be invested before this crisis is over, including in restarting economies. Just how much investment will be needed is […]

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