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10 December 21

Directors’ duties and disclosure obligations under Hong Kong law regarding climate change

The legal opinion and white paper were discussed at a virtual event co-hosted with the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL), part of the University of Hong Kong. Speakers…
04 October 21

Directors’ duties and climate change in India

We discussed the legal opinion and white paper at a webinar co-hosted with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF). This event was focused on the legal community, which we…
01 June 21

Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations

The Global Primer was launched in EMEA, Latin America, Asia Pacific and North America. Our supporters for these events included the Canada Climate Law Initiative, Aviva Investors, Chapter Zero UK,…
14 April 21

Legal opinion on Directors’ Responsibilities and Climate Change under Singapore law

The legal opinion was launched at a webinar with over 800 attendees in conjunction with the EW Barker Centre for Law & Business at the National University of Singapore and…
01 February 21

Directors’ Duties Regarding Climate Change in Japan

The report was launched at a webinar hosted by the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership, with presentations from the authors of the report, as well as Mr. Satoshi Ikeda (Chief Sustainable…
01 April 18

CCLI Country Report Launch and Reception

To coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018, the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) launched and published a series of research reports, including…
01 December 17

Directors’ duties and liabilities around climate risk: the TCFD recommendations

This webinar provided an overview of the regulatory landscape in relation to the TCFD recommendations and climate risk, in addition to a detailed analysis of the current situation in Australia…
20 January 18

Symposia on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) organised two high-level symposia in South Africa on the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change-related…
01 October 17

Symposia on Climate Change and Liability Risks to Directors, Officers and Companies in Canada

The symposia highlighted what leading companies are doing to manage climate change risk and to develop opportunities from the policy transition underway to a low-carbon economy. The symposia did involve…
20 August 17

National Environmental Law Association Annual Conference ‘Addressing Past Harm, Managing Future Risks’

The 2017 NELA conference brought together a range of experts to discuss the state of Australia’s environment, how various States are addressing past impacts, and innovative mechanisms being explored to…
01 July 17

Roundtable on The Climate Disclosure Challenge – Can existing accounting, reporting and assurance standards accommodate the Financial Stability Board Taskforce recommendations?

This Roundtable was arranged by Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia, in cooperation with the Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative (CCLI). The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial…
01 May 17

FT Climate Finance Summit: Scaling up Finance for Climate Action

Alice Garton, co-investigator at CCLI and Company and Financial Project Leader at ClientEarth, spoke at the FT Climate Finance Summit in London, which gathered some of the leading decision makers,…
01 February 17

Castle Debate: Legal Liability for Climate Change

As business steels itself to deal with seismic changes in the world’s climate, what is legally expected of directors is becoming more stringent. The Paris Climate talks in December 2015…
17 — 17 January 22

Climate Change Liability: Directors and Officers

Alice Garton, part of CCLI, joined a panel examine international developments in the emerging field of climate change litigation. This seminar addresses warnings given in 2015 in a major report…
12 January 17

Value Creation in a Sustainable Manner

Panel featuring Prof Mervyn King SC and CCLI’s Australian convenor, Sarah Barker (Minter Ellison), hosted by CPA Australia and Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL)…
03 January 17

Climate Risk and the Law Breakfast Seminar

CCLI through ClientEarth, together with IIGCC, PRI, CDP, Influence Map and Bentham Europe, co-organised a breakfast seminar to explore the liability risks that climate change poses to companies, and what…
01 August 16

Climate Change Risk and Corporate Governance Directors’ Duties and Liability Exposures in a post-Paris World

Climate change presents material – if not unparalleled – economic risks and opportunities. These emerging exposures have implications for corporate governance in climate-risk exposed industries (from financial services to mining,…
15 June 16

International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages

The first of three high-level international symposia on the legal exposures of company directors for climate change damages. The first symposium was held at Lady Margaret Hall, a college within…
Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.
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The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative

The CCLI examines the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change and broader environmental risks, opportunities and impacts, and the circumstances in which there may be liability for failing to do so. We also work to advance knowledge on effective sustainable governance practice.

Contact

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 11813153 and with registered office at Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 2NX.

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