CDP presented the Report called “Accelerating Corporate Climate Action: The role of Policy” at COP25 on December 10, 2019. 

Here are key messages of the report and some recommendations to policymakers:

  • Policy, both current and anticipated, is a major driver of actions taken by companies to manage climate change impacts;
  • The costs of managing policy-related risks are lower than the potential financial impacts for the majority of industries;
  • Policy can create financial opportunities, by driving demand for products & services and revealing cost savings;
  • Policy uncertainty is a risk, but the anticipation of policy is a powerful opportunity driver.
  • Policy makers should submit enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020, that are in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals, and are consistent with long term strategies and national policies.
  • Policy makers shpuld ensure a conducive policy environment for globally standardized climate-related disclosure, mandating, where appropriate, the adoption of the recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Finance Disclosure (TCFD).
  • Policy makers should set a price on carbon that is consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals, as per the work of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices.

Please click here to reach the report.


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