This guide is an introductory resource for directors on climate change risk governance. It provides a plain-language introduction to fundamental climate change concepts, and considers this issue in the context of the non-executive directors’ role and duties.

This guide is general – it does not go into detail nor comment on specific duties that may apply in any given circumstance.

This guide considers the following questions from the perspective of a non-executive director:

  1. What do I need to know about climate change?
  2. How do I start my board’s climate change journey?
  3. What are the duties and expectations of me as a director?
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