US securities regulator publishes April for climate regulation action

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The chief U.S. securities regulator has named April as the release date for a long-awaited rule on climate-related companies’ disclosures, according to a recent federal report.

In a draft proposal last March, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it would require publicly traded companies to specify their own direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, known as “Scope 1” and “Scope 2” emissions, plus certain types of “Scope 3”. emissions from suppliers and customers.

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The proposal received support from many investors, but corporate groups have backed off and sought more discretion over the details they provide, with the US Chamber of Commerce, the US Chamber of Commerce, calling the requirements too complex and rigid.

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The SEC’s notice was released Jan. 4 as part of a broader list of federal agenda items, with the caveat that the agency “may consider or deal with any matter earlier or later than the estimated date on the agenda.”

Other SEC items listed for final action in April apply to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) and disclosures related to cybersecurity risks.

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