SEC Climate Disclosure Rules – Overview of the Newly Adopted Requirements and Next Steps

March 12, 2024
Event details
March 12, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Event summary

On March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the long-awaited rules on climate-related disclosures. On Tuesday, March 12, our ESG & sustainability team unpacked the new rules during a webinar. During this session, Cooley practitioners examined the core provisions of the SEC climate rules, analyzed potential challenges in their interpretation and application, and highlighted risks that reporting companies may encounter. Topics covered included:

  • Overview of requirements under the adopted rules.
  • Differences between the adopted and proposed rules.
  • Timing for initial disclosures.
  • Practical considerations and strategies for disclosure preparation.
  • Key remaining questions and ambiguities in the adopted rules.
  • The relationship of the SEC rules to California and European Union reporting requirements.
  • Practical considerations for foreign private issuers and other companies subject to multiple climate disclosure regulations. 

For more information, please email Ian Dolan.

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