20 Jun '12, 8am

Coalition confirms introduction of mandatory carbon reporting

The government is today expected to confirm that it will introduce mandatory carbon reporting rules requiring around 1,800 of the UK's largest listed companies to report annually on their greenhouse gas emissions. Writing in The Guardian , deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who will tomorrow represent the UK at the Rio +20 Earth Summit in Brazil, confirmed that long-awaited emission reporting rules would come into effect from next April. FURTHER READING Rio+20 Earth summit: pressure for deal – but will leaders hold their nerve? Rio+20 negotiators accused of strong-arm tactics "Using resources responsibly is in business's own interests too," he wrote. "Pepsi depends on water, Unilever depends on fish stocks and agricultural land, and every firm relies on a stable fuel supply. But while nine out of 10 chief executives say sustainability is fundamental to their success, only t...

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