Oregon Law Review : Vol. 88 No. 2, p.581-620 : Implementing Corporate Climate Change Responsibility: Possible State Legislative and SEC Responses to Climate Change Through Corporate Law Reform

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dc.contributor.author Torbitt, Alison
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-03T22:58:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-03T22:58:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 0196-2043
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10439
dc.description 40 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract In Part I, this Comment explores a recent corporate perspective termed climate change responsibility, which examines the connection between corporations and climate change, and the litigation risks faced by businesses that choose the responsible alternative. Building on this baseline, this Comment examines two potential state legislative methods to allow for climate change disclosure. First, Part II investigates a strategy of mandatory state corporate law modification requiring detailed greenhouse gas emissions disclosure and mitigation that is unlikely to be passed due to a race to the bottom. Part III then surveys a policy of optional state modification of authorization and constituency provisions, including a successfully passed Oregon model, which implements general support for increased environmental responsibility that, while optional, is more likely to be enacted. Moving to federal law, Part IV looks at the drafting and implementation of guidelines detailing both the scope and form for greenhouse gas emissions disclosures by the SEC to reinterpret the existing disclosure requirements in light of climate change responsibility. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon Law School en_US
dc.subject Climatic changes -- Law and legislation
dc.subject Climate change
dc.title Oregon Law Review : Vol. 88 No. 2, p.581-620 : Implementing Corporate Climate Change Responsibility: Possible State Legislative and SEC Responses to Climate Change Through Corporate Law Reform en_US
dc.title.alternative Implementing Corporate Climate Change Responsibility: Possible State Legislative and SEC Responses to Climate Change Through Corporate Law Reform en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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