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'We don't want green finance, but for finance to be green'

Friday 9 Feb 18 11:00am

Alice Garton

INDUSTRY and regulators should be given until 2020 to boost climate risk disclosure or face government intervention, Britain’s Commons Environmental Audit Committee has been told.

Alice Garton, a senior lawyer at environmental law organisation ClientEarth, told the committee’s inquiry into green finance that existing laws in the UK already required companies and investors to manage and disclose climate risk, but these laws are not working effectively due to an oversight and enforcement gap.

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