Climate Change and the Economy (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3485
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with Mark Carney's recent comments that companies need to do more to ensure greater transparency about the extent of their current and future carbon emissions?

Answer

Answer for Climate Change and the Economy (1)

Answer for Climate Change and the Economy (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, I welcome Mark Carney's suggestion for a Climate Disclosure Task Force, to design and deliver a voluntary standard for disclosure by those companies that produce or emit carbon. I would like to see disclosure creating more opportunities for innovation and growth of low carbon goods and services. My Business Energy Challenge (BEC) encourages businesses to measure and manage their carbon emissions, as well as be transparent with their energy demand and carbon emissions by recognising the businesses that are willing to publish their BEC data in the public domain.