Regulator uncertainty deters corporate climate investment

A Carbon Disclosure Project survey covering suppliers of 64 large firms has found that average investment has dropped by 22% since 2012

Corporate investment in emissions reductions programmes has dropped by an average of 22% in the last year, according to latest research by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

The CDP’s supply chain report for 2013-14 claims uncertain regulatory frameworks and tough economic conditions are to blame for companies’ lower investment. This uncertainty applies across global, regional and national levels.

The report surveyed suppliers of 64 large firms, most of which are in Europe and North America.

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