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Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations – 3rd edition

The Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) is delighted to have worked with the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) to produce the third edition to the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations.

This new edition delves deep into the material, financial, and systemic risks posed by climate change, offering valuable insights into the implications for directors, officers, and disclosure obligations of companies. In this edition you will find:

📌 Comprehensive analysis of foreseeable financial and systemic risks and opportunities across short, medium, and long-term investment horizons.

📌 Coverage of 31 countries and the EU, ensuring a globally relevant perspective.

📌 Clear outlines of climate obligations for board directors.

📌 Insights into how company law and directors’ duties necessitate the integration of climate change considerations into strategies, legal oversight, and company supervision.

📌 New biodiversity boxes explaining biodiversity risk in each jurisdiction.

🌏 Countries featured for the first time include China, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Poland and Uzbekistan.

This year the Primer is available on the new Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) hub.

Click on each section below to discover the third edition of the Primer:


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