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Carbon Markets, EU, US
December 14, 2023

EU and US at loggerheads in failed COP28 carbon markets talks

Two weeks of negotiations on carbon markets ended without agreement, with rules' flexibility and emissions removals among the sticking points
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EU
December 14, 2023

Scoop – EU agrees on partial inclusion of financial sector in CSDDD

Contrary to an EU official communication, certain activities of banks and other financial companies will be captured by new corporate sustainability rules
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Agriculture, Australia, Canada, EU, Europe, Policy & Regulation, Singapore, Transport, UK, US
December 8, 2023

In Brief: Singapore launches taxonomy with transition category; Canada releases oil emissions cap regulation

The latest ESG policy and regulatory news
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EU, Policy & Regulation
December 6, 2023

Tempers fray ahead of EU due diligence directive negotiations

France accused of 'negotiating nonsense' as CSDDD supporters push for inclusion of finance sector, while some outside the EU describe the proposals as an 'extraterritorial...
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European Commission building hq
EU, Policy & Regulation
December 6, 2023

EU moves to regulate ESG ratings

The European Fund and Asset Management Association welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to oversee ESG rating activities but calls for more action on data to...
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Dune ecosystem nature restoration
EU, Policy & Regulation
November 29, 2023

Brussels Briefing: Green lights for nature restoration bill and industrial emissions law

Less ambitious than originally proposed, the EU Nature Restoration Law should nevertheless now become reality
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Christine Lagarde, ECB president
EU, Policy & Regulation
November 29, 2023

Christine Lagarde: sustainability reporting should be at the heart of company decisions

Even smaller companies, not immediately subject to the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, are feeling the pressure to disclose information about the impact of their activities on people and the...
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Capital Flows, EU, Policy & Regulation
November 28, 2023

Will due diligence legislation further recalibrate supply chains?

Increased regulatory scrutiny of companies’ environmental and human rights records could become an additional stimulant to ‘nearshore’ and ‘friendshore’ supply chains, say experts
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EU, Policy & Regulation, UK
November 28, 2023

How Europe is working to make competition law more sustainable

Emissions-cutting moves involving anything from packaging to logistics, and which can result in reduction in choice of products, could clash with competition law historically designed to promote and protect business...
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EU, Policy & Regulation, US
November 27, 2023

Scope 4 emissions: a handy tool or greenwashing bait?

The emergence of Scope 4 – or “avoided” – emissions, in company reports has the industry debating what role their disclosure can play in carbon accounting
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EU, France, Policy & Regulation
November 23, 2023

French banks lead opposition to finance sector’s inclusion in EU CSDDD

Negotiations on the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive have resumed, but they face up an uphill struggle in the face of pushback from some financial institutions, while the ECB’s...
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