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07 Apr 2022

The Sixth IPCC Assessment Report summaries

Read all three summaries of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Working Group reports from the Climate Governance Initiative. More →

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04 Apr 2022

IPCC April 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s April 2022 report explains that limiting warming to 1.5C will require global emissions to peak before 2025 and that many pathways to 2C of warming will also require this, but this will not… More →

16 Mar 2022

The CGI’s position on the war in Ukraine

The Climate Governance Initiative fully supports the people of Ukraine and all citizens suffering innocently from the Russian Federation’s unprovoked act of war. We were due to launch a Chapter in Ukraine this month, which will now inevitably be delayed. … More →

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03 Mar 2022

Chapter Zero New Zealand joins the Climate Governance Initiative

The Institute of Directors New Zealand (IoD) today announced that it has joined the global Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) as the host of the national chapter, Chapter Zero New Zealand. More →

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28 Feb 2022

IPCC February 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report concludes that the impacts of climate change are severe, but that humanity can still avoid many of them if it seizes “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity”. More →

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23 Nov 2021

COP26 brings a mix of hope and concern

With COP26 having drawn to a close, the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) can look back on these two weeks with a mix of hope and relief. More →

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11 Nov 2021

Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition

Read this guidebook to explore how to drive the climate strategy by meaningfully embedding it within executive compensation frameworks. More →

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02 Nov 2021

Net zero at the heart of business strategy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shown that human activity is unequivocally causing our climate to change, and this is already affecting every region of the world. Climate change is the single-greatest threat to global systemic financial stability, and… More →

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02 Nov 2021

Climate crisis requires boards to put climate transition at the heart of corporate strategy, says international network of board directors

As the global UN COP26 climate talks commence in Glasgow, the international Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) has called on board directors across the world to place the climate transition at the heart of corporate strategy and board decision-making. In a… More →

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09 Aug 2021

IPCC August 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report shows that human activity is unequivocally driving changes to the climate at an unprecedented scale. The science indicates there is still time to limit temperature rises, but only if we act now, and with ambition. More →

12 Jun 2021

Joint Submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s invitation for comments on climate disclosures

Climate change is a global emergency. To achieve the goal of limiting global average temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, most countries will need to substantially increase their climate ambitions and investments.… More →

18 Dec 2020

Joint Submission on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Climate change is a global emergency. To achieve the goal of limiting global average temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the members of the G20 which between them make up 78 percent… More →

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30 Jun 2019

Principles for Effective Climate Governance

The links between climate change and business are becoming increasingly evident and inextricable. Business decisions and actions will slow or accelerate climate change, and climate change will drive risks and opportunities for business. Increasingly, board directors are expected to ensure… More →