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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The UK, sustainable finance and climate regulation: the next steps

15 November 2020

On 9 and 10 November the UK Government and regulators made a number of coordinated announcements about the UK's plans for climate regulation and commitment to the ESG agenda.   Over the past few months climate resilience, similarly to other policy initiatives, has not been the focus of the Government and financial regulators whose priority has been the Covid-19 pandemic as they sought to support livelihoods and limit damage to the UK economy.  However, this week's announcements bring climate resilience and the transition to net zero carbon back to the top of the legislative and regulatory agenda.  This alert summarises the key points made and outlines some initial high-level thoughts.

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