1.In January, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to provide public companies with interpretive guidance on SEC disclosure requirements as they apply to business or legal developments related to climate change. Find out what advice the SEC has given. What impact would you expect this requirement to have on the various corporate players (CEOs, Boards of Trustees, etc.)?
2.What can you find out about the progress countries have made under the Kyoto treaty? What is a "clean development mechanism" (CDM) under Kyoto? Why has the Kyoto Protocol been criticized by environmentalists? Give the reasons why you agree or disagree with these criticisms?
The advice that the SEC has given in regards to disclosure requirements as they apply to business or legal developments related to climate change, are that public companies should consider the effects or impact of regulations and laws regarding the issue of climate change, when preparing their required disclosure statements, a company or organization should take into consideration the effect that there company or business operations would have on international regulations in regards to climate change in meeting the SEC disclosure requirements, companies must take into consideration the indirect effects of legal regulations on their organization, and companies must take ...