Climate Change

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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 Change Series: Building and Construction Industry
Climate Change Series: Building and Construction Industry 1000 653 Mantle

In this third edition of our blog series on the implication of climate change for various sectors, we will be exploring the issues as they relate to the building and construction industry. As with our previous installments on the financial sector and power utilities, we will dive into the key impacts and translate them into decision-useful considerations. We…

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COP24 Katowice feature
COP 24 shows steady and significant movement towards a transition
COP 24 shows steady and significant movement towards a transition 600 392 Mantle

Image Credit: PBS.org Cutting through the murky details of treaty text and international negotiations, we offer our thoughts on what those maneuverings will mean for business in 2019. It was a marathon when people are hoping for a sprint. Poland played host to over 22,000 people at the annual UN conference on climate change this…

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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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Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change Proposes 54 Indicators to Measure Adaptation and Resilience
Federal Expert Panel on Climate Change Proposes 54 Indicators to Measure Adaptation and Resilience 600 400 Mantle

Preparing for the impacts of a changing climate requires coordinated efforts across sectors. Many in government, business, academia and civil society have worked to build resilience in our communities and economy. But to what extent has collective action and investments actually built adaptive capacity? How ready is Canada for a climate-adjusted future? In August 2017,…

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Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers
Engineers Canada Releases National Guideline: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers 600 400 Mantle

In Canada, individual provinces and territories have complete authority to regulate the practice of engineering. Engineers Canada is a national organization that assists the twelve constituent associations in the preparation of suggested guidelines. These guidelines are an expression of general principles, which have a broad basis of consensus while recognizing and supporting the autonomy of…

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Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure
Federal Government Releases “Climate Lens” to Screen Investments and Build More Resilient Infrastructure 600 399 Mantle

On Friday, June 1st, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced the launch of the Climate Lens, a tool that will help ensure the Government of Canada takes into account climate change considerations when assessing its future infrastructure investments. What is the Climate Lens? Under Investing in Canada, the federal government’s long-term infrastructure plan, “applicants seeking federal…

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Climate Disclosure: A Transition from Thinking to Action
Climate Disclosure: A Transition from Thinking to Action 600 400 Mantle

“There has been a transition in thinking. And this is now beginning to be translated into action.” -Mark Carney’s speech, “A Transition in Thinking and Action,” delivered in early April at the International Climate Risk Conference for Supervisors in Amsterdam The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations continue to gain support and momentum…

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