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Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds
Climate change litigation mounts as companies face increased exposure, legal report finds 1024 684 Mantle

Over 1,200 climate change cases have been filed in more than 30 jurisdictions against governments and corporations, including 950 in the United States, according to a newly released report by the global law firm Clyde & Co. Cases filed in the US, Australia, the UK, the EU, New Zealand, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and India either…

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Corporate directors facing increased exposure to climate change litigation, say legal experts
Corporate directors facing increased exposure to climate change litigation, say legal experts 1024 750 Mantle

Corporate directors face an increasing climate liability exposure, according to an updated legal opinion by an Australian think tank, the Centre for Policy Development (CPD). The original 2016 legal opinion by Noel Hutley SC and Sebastian Hartford Davis found that it was “likely to be only a matter of time before we see litigation against…

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Observed changes (°C) in annual temperature across Canada between 1948 and 2016, based on linear trends. From: Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action
Federal climate report, revealing Canada is warming at twice the global average, demonstrates urgent need for adaptation and deep decarbonization
Federal climate report, revealing Canada is warming at twice the global average, demonstrates urgent need for adaptation and deep decarbonization 1024 695 Mantle

Canada’s climate is warming at nearly twice the global average rate and Northern Canada is warming even faster, according to the federal government’s sobering national assessment on the impacts of climate change in Canada.  Canada’s Changing Climate Report is yet another warning to governments and businesses that we must urgently adapt to the changing climate…

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Climate Tech Crunch
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At the intersection of climate change, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is extreme potential. Expert insights are required for organizations to understand and utilize the best available technology to assess and manage their climate risks and opportunities. This post highlights few tools on our radar. Arabesque’s S-Ray “Explore the sustainability of the…

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Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk
Litigation will force better management and disclosure of climate-related risk 600 392 Mantle

A Quebec group is suing Canada’s federal government for violating the rights of young people by failing to tackle climate change.  In Juliana v. US, a lawsuit filed by young people against the US government for failing to limit the effects of climate change.  Crab fishermen are suing 30 oil firms over climate change.  Climate-related…

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Why Climate-Related Due Diligence is a Must-Do
Why Climate-Related Due Diligence is a Must-Do 600 392 Mantle

The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has been interpreted by many as a bleak warning of the dangers of climate change exceeding 1.5°C. The IPCC report was unambiguous about the existential threat posed by rising temperatures, but after taking a few deep breaths, it is clear that the report also contains reasons…

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