Our Publications

Nov 7th, 2022

A guide to effective climate governance in the Canadian real estate sector: Building for the net-zero future

This guide provides information to help boards, management, and professionals in the Canadian commercial real estate sector understand and deal with the increasing implications of climate change and the net-zero transition, including the risks, legal duties of those that should manage them, effective governance practices they should embrace, and where and how to leverage the […]

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Oct 20th, 2022

Banking on a Net-Zero Future: Effective Climate Governance for Canadian Banks

A comprehensive guide to the current state of the law, the risks and opportunities associated with climate change for the financial sector, best practice guidance developed in Canada and globally on oversight and governance, and a snapshot of the kinds of decisions bank boards are making on their pathway to net-zero emissions. This is a […]

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Jul 7th, 2022

Annual Report 2021–2022

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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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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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Jan 11th, 2022

Retail’s Route to Net-zero Emissions: The Canadian Retail Sector and Effective Climate Governance

Authored by Dr. Janis Sarra, Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia and Principal Co-Investigator of the CCLI, the guide provides an accessible summary of the legal duties of retail directors and officers in the transition to a net-zero economy. It offers examples of best practices in climate governance as well as a […]

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