Archive for the ‘Climate Disclosures’ category

by Amanda Liu, CCCL Affiliate* A review of the 2013 disclosures made in annual reports from a sample of Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Top 20 listed entities has shown a lack of comprehensive risk identification and discussion which links climate change risks to business strategy and financial performance. The review found that many of the […]

By Stéphanie Chuffart, Visiting Fellow On September, 19, 2013, Australia’s Climate Commission -a body established to provide independent information about climate science – was abolished by the Government of the newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The Abbott Government also abolished the federal department and minister that were dedicated to climate change, reincorporating them into […]

By Allie Bollman, Summer Intern Numerous environmental groups, represented by attorneys from Earthjustice, have filed a lawsuit against the Export-Import Bank over the Bank’s approval of a $90 million loan guarantee in support of Xcoal’s mining, transport, and export of coal without preparing an environmental impact statement.  The lawsuit, filed July 31, argues that the […]

By Yan Gu, Summer Intern and Masters in Climate & Society Student Along with the automobile industry, the aviation industry has recently been more closely concerned with climate change than ever before. On a global scale, however, the soaring number of flights is counteracting the industry’s efforts to increase aircraft energy efficiency. To better understand […]

by Irene Shulman, Intern Climate change has the potential to affect the availability and affordability of insurance across most major insurance categories. Regulation changes, resource cost and availability, and frequency of natural disasters will impact both insurers and policyholders, and thus, are important factors to assess. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted the […]

Four students at Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic, Julia Christian, Andrew Kirchner, Derek Nelson and Jessica Wentz, have prepared an annotated bibliography compiling recent scholarship on the interaction between global livestock production and climate change.  The bibliography identifies resources that provide a general overview of the subject; addresses scholarship relating to the demand, consumption and production of […]

By Adam Riedel, CCCL Associate Director The insurance commissioners in three states, California, New York and Washington, have announced that they will require insurance companies in their respective states to complete a 12-question survey on the risks to insurers posed by climate change. California administered the survey in 2009 and 2010 to some large insurers […]

Bradford McCormick                                                                                                                                                  Fellow While this post will not attempt to answer the question posed by its title, the Center for Climate Change Law is making it easier for those who want to answer the question themselves. Today we are releasing a catalog [download .xls] of links to and excerpts from the 2009 annual reports and […]

by Bradford McCormick On March 15, 2010, ASTM International approved its Standard Guide for Financial Disclosures Attributed to Climate Change (“ASTM Guide”). The ASTM Guide was released a little over one month after the Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change (“SEC Guidance”), and the application of the […]

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