From 23 – 26 November 2015, A4ID CEO Yasmin Batliwala attended the Commonwealth People’s Forum – a gathering of third and public sector professionals from across the Commonwealth.
This guide provides an overview of the key reporting requirements in connection with environmental, social and governance issues applicable to companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. London Stock Exchange ESG reporting
WWF-UK have fought the development of shale gas exploration due to concerns over water contamination caused by drilling. A4ID assisted in researching relevant laws, used to inform WWF-UK’s strategy.
Can lawyers do better than scientists at persuading the public of the importance of climate change? This question was put to me recently by a respected climatologist. A concern that science is typically ignored or distorted led him to wonder if a different perspective is required.
A4ID recently hosted a discussion on how groups vulnerable to climate change related loss and damage might mitigate such losses by insuring themselves against climate change related harm. We heard from three speakers: Christoph Schwarte of the Legal Response Initiative, Aaron Oxley of Results UK and Dr Swenja Surminski of the LSE.
This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, delivers an overview of the legal framework regulating mechanisms to address loss and damage arising from climate change. In this presentation, Christoph Schwarte reviews how international law provides for compensation for victims of environmental damage, and outlines the objectives of the loss and damage working programme […]
This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, discusses the legal and regulatory environment in which microinsurance operates, and the legal needs of stakeholders. In this presentation, Dr. Swenja Surminski examines the legal and regulatory issues that surround the implementation of microinsurance schemes in the developing world. Without understanding the legal needs of stakeholders […]
In this presentation, Aaron Oxley considers the structure and operational practice of microfinance organisations, looking too at how the model is financed and at the role of key stakeholders from beneficiaries to NGOs and governments. Setting out some of the challenges for the microinsurance sector, Aaron considers how the biggest challenges for climate change microinsurance […]
Lack of access to electricity isn’t just an inconvenience but a serious barrier to development. But legal support from A4ID is helping one NGO effectively address this problem across Africa.
Illegal logging has serious consequences for development and the environment. But thanks to work by our legal and development partners the import of illegal timber is now banned in the EU.