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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently consulting on proposals to clarify and enhance climate-related disclosures by listed issuers in the UK (see here). The deadline to respond to the consultation is 1 October 2020.
This briefing sets out ClientEarth’s six key recommendations for improving the FCA’s proposals to clarify and enhance climate-related disclosures. In summary, we believe that in order to ensure that investors and consumers have the information they need, the FCA must:
We believe that unless these concerns are addressed, the FCA’s current proposals will lead to slow implementation, lower quality disclosures with greater scope for ‘greenwash’, and increased uncertainty for issuers, investors, and consumers. We welcome discussion on these matters and strongly encourage other stakeholders to consider and adapt these points in preparing their own responses to the consultation.