Climate Change

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Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future
Toronto’s first resilience strategy needs broad societal and political support to protect against ‘hotter, wetter, and wilder’ future 1024 678 Mantle

The City of Toronto released its first Resilience Strategy earlier this month. The strategy sets out a vision, goals, and actions to help Toronto survive, adapt and thrive in the face of any challenge, particularly climate change and growing inequities. Recognizing that true resiliency is more than keeping the lights on during extreme weather, the…

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Climate-disclosure is up across sectors, but additional progress urgently required, say new reports from TCFD and CDP
Climate-disclosure is up across sectors, but additional progress urgently required, say new reports from TCFD and CDP 1024 683 Mantle

A growing number of climate disclosures are identifying more extensive climate-related risks, but also revealing the opportunities may greatly outweigh the costs for many organizations. Recent disclosure reports have confirmed this trend and identified that continued progress is required to improve information for investors and help drive towards future financial sustainability. On June 4, 2019,…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 4)
The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 4) 1024 670 Mantle

By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the final of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first, second and third in the series.  The final…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 3)
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By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the third of a series of four articles, Joy Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. Click here for the first and second articles.  The final consensus report…

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The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 2)
The work of the NY Common Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel (Part 2) 1024 683 Mantle

By Joy-Therése Williams & Alicia Seiger Originally published on Responsible Investor In the second of a series of four articles, Joy-Therése Williams and Alicia Seiger of the New York State Common Retirement Fund’s Decarbonization Advisory Panel take a deeper look at the work of the expert panel. The first article is available here. This article is…

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The Bank of Canada
Bank of Canada listing of climate change as a risk to Canada’s economy is another warning to companies
Bank of Canada listing of climate change as a risk to Canada’s economy is another warning to companies 1024 701 Mantle

On Thursday, the Bank of Canada released its 2019 Financial System Review, and for the first time it listed climate change as one of the main risks to Canada’s economy and financial system. The inclusion of climate change as one of six vulnerabilities listed in the Financial System Review (FSR) comes a few weeks after…

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Beyond the headlines: A closer look at the impacts highlighted in Canada’s Changing Climate Report
Beyond the headlines: A closer look at the impacts highlighted in Canada’s Changing Climate Report 1024 684 Mantle

By Kevin Quinlan On April 2, 2019, the federal government released Canada’s Changing Climate Report, the first in a series of reports outlining the impacts of climate change in Canada. It immediately generated national news for reporting “temperature in Canada has increased at roughly double the global mean rate” with northern Canada warming “roughly three times”…

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Expensive and now frequent once-a-century floods shifting conversation away from “we will rebuild at any cost”
Expensive and now frequent once-a-century floods shifting conversation away from “we will rebuild at any cost” 1024 682 Mantle

As parts of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick suffer from historic floods after recently cleaning up from once-in-a-century floods, political leaders are no longer taking the “we will rebuild at all costs” default position – a potential major shift in the climate adaptation conversation. While touring flooding in Constance Bay, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said…

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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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