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Companies vs climate change—time to look forward

Companies vs climate change—time to look forward
Published on: 01 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Companies vs climate change—time to look forward
  • What is the CDP?
  • What are some of the key findings of the CDP report, and does anything surprise you?
  • Other than having climate-focused goals, what else have companies been doing?
  • How could companies be held to account/regulated in ensuring their climate change goals are more long-term and that the correct targets are in place? From a policy perspective, what should be put in place?
  • The CDP reported climate disclosures from 849 European companies—what are the mandatory requirements for climate-related disclosure policies in England and Wales?
  • What can both UK and European companies take from this report?

Article summary

Environment analysis: With the annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report finding that the majority of European companies have no CO2 reduction targets, efforts to compel corporate responsibility for climate change initiatives seem to have faltered. However, there are many reasons to be optimistic—Tallat Hussain, environmental counsel at White & Case LLP, outlines the benefits of a tailored approach to targets, and emphasises that innovation is the best way to remain a leader in the field. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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