Climate and human rights at the 2021 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

Week of 29 November 2021 Climate and human rights at the 2021 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights Our key takeaway: We heard about the importance of bringing together the climate and environmental and human rights agendas at the 2021 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, and some practical ways in … Continue reading Climate and human rights at the 2021 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

Equitable climate action is the key to unlocking the most benefit for people and planet

Week of 29 November 2021 Equitable climate action is the key to unlocking the most benefit for people and planet Our key takeaway: Action on climate mitigation and adaptation will be unsuccessful if it  fails to take into account the ways that policies and interventions may positively or negatively impact the people most vulnerable to … Continue reading Equitable climate action is the key to unlocking the most benefit for people and planet

Just transition as a critical component of the business and human rights roadmap for the next decade

Week of 29 November 2021 Just transition as a critical component of the business and human rights roadmap for the next decade Our key takeaway: We have no time to lose in raising the ambition and increasing the pace of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Working Group … Continue reading Just transition as a critical component of the business and human rights roadmap for the next decade

Meaningfully combatting EU-driven deforestation requires strong grounding in fundamental human rights considerations

Week of 22 November 2021 Meaningfully combatting EU-driven deforestation requires strong grounding in fundamental human rights considerations Our key takeaway: Despite some positive progress, the European Commission’s proposed regulation to eliminate EU-driven deforestation leaves gaps in terms of indigenous rights and access to remedy, as well as bypassing requirements for some key commodities (rubber and … Continue reading Meaningfully combatting EU-driven deforestation requires strong grounding in fundamental human rights considerations

Automotive companies and electric utility companies are not transitioning sufficiently to align with a 1.5°C world

Week of 22 November 2021 Automotive companies and electric utility companies are not transitioning sufficiently to align with a 1.5°C world Our key takeaway: Despite some progress and new targets, the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) finds that automotive and electric utility companies are not transitioning sufficiently to align with a 1.5°C world – with worrying … Continue reading Automotive companies and electric utility companies are not transitioning sufficiently to align with a 1.5°C world

We need to shift the underlying paradigm of business to adopt a just and regenerative mindset, embedding this into a new way of making decisions

Week of 22 November 2021 We need to shift the underlying paradigm of business to adopt a just and regenerative mindset, embedding this into a new way of making decisions Our key takeaway: How business sees its role in society needs to change, and fast. This entails a radical change in mindset: one which moves … Continue reading We need to shift the underlying paradigm of business to adopt a just and regenerative mindset, embedding this into a new way of making decisions

Doubling down on supply chain due diligence to stop EU consumption of palm oil, soy, wood, cocoa, coffee and beef from driving deforestation

Week of 15 November 2021 Doubling down on supply chain due diligence to stop EU consumption of palm oil, soy, wood, cocoa, coffee and beef from driving deforestation Our key takeaway: The European Commission’s proposal for a regulation would require companies and traders of palm oil, soy, wood, cocoa, coffee and beef to demonstrate that … Continue reading Doubling down on supply chain due diligence to stop EU consumption of palm oil, soy, wood, cocoa, coffee and beef from driving deforestation

Rights-based climate litigation on the rise

Week of 15 November 2021 Rights-based climate litigation on the rise Our key takeaway: Advocates have found a new foothold to advance climate litigation by grounding complaints in human rights law. While the trend is still in nascent stages, it is gaining enough momentum for companies to sit up and take note of the emerging … Continue reading Rights-based climate litigation on the rise

Initiatives centering women in net-zero strategies create a multiplier effect towards supply chain resilience

Week of 15 November 2021 Initiatives centering women in net-zero strategies create a multiplier effect towards supply chain resilience Our key takeaway: In supply chains where women play a key role, such as apparel and agriculture, companies cannot afford to ignore their contributions to climate resilience. By thinking holistically and investing in efforts that address … Continue reading Initiatives centering women in net-zero strategies create a multiplier effect towards supply chain resilience

The renewable energy sector’s green halo is not bright enough to block out its human rights impacts

Week of 8 November 2021 The renewable energy sector’s green halo is not bright enough to block out its human rights impacts Our key takeaway: At our current climate crisis point, the world desperately needs investment in renewable energy. However, risks to communities, indigenous peoples and workers have persisted in the sector and threaten to … Continue reading The renewable energy sector’s green halo is not bright enough to block out its human rights impacts