Insights into climate indicators for companies: What to report under European sustainability reporting standards

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Full Disclosure: Monthly Briefing on EU Corporate Transparency Regulation

Last April, the European Commission published a new draft of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which is intended to provide companies with clarity on what and how they need to report and reduce administrative burden. The goal is to remove barriers and to leverage financing the transformation to climate neutrality. This briefing paper provides a brief overview of the ongoing processes around the CSRD and the standard-setting and then takes a first summarizing look at the new European corporate reporting standards.

From Glasgow to Elmau

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Leveraging COP26 outcomes for the German G7 presidency in 2022

This year’s COP results have been heavily debated. Along with the negotiations, various initiatives were launched, and these received considerable attention. Examples are an initiative to end international fossil fuel finance, a partnership with South Africa to support the country’s just transition, and a pledge to reduce methane emissions. The G7 should build on the COP’s positive dynamics and support a strategy to avoid greenwashing of the announcements, and provide alternative solutions where the COP process could not deliver.

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Environmental responsibility through supply chains – what is needed from the perspective of Latin American civil society

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In the context of several European legislative processes on supply chains this study emphasizes the importance of binding legislation for companies to comply with environmental aspects in addition to human rights along their supply chains.

Press Release | 09 November 2021

Race Towards Climate Neutrality Is Underway: CCPI’s top countries lead the way

The 17th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index, by Germanwatch and NewClimate Institute, monitors climate mitigation progress of 60 countries and the European Union: Scandinavian countries, together with the United Kingdom and Morocco, lead the ‘race to zero’ / Australia, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan are among the worst performers
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Financing Instruments and Sources to Address Loss and Damage from Slow-onset Processes

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Addressing Loss and Damage from Slow-Onset Processes

In addition to amplifying extreme weather events, climate change also causes or intensifies slow-onset processes such as sea-level rise, desertification, biodiversity loss or permafrost thaw. Both types of climate change impacts cause loss and damage, impede the enjoyment of human rights and can be drivers for human mobility.

Potential for loss and damage finance in the existing UNFCCC financial architecture

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Recommendations for COP26 based on analysis of the Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund

Loss and Damage due to climate change impacts is already a reality. Not only but most existentially for vulnerable developing countries and communities around the world that have contributed least to the climate crisis.

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