Sen. Scott Wiener on California’s new climate legislation
- Wed, 27 September 2023
California recently passed landmark legislation requiring certain companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks, which Governor Gavin Newsom has said he will sign into law. Join State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who authored the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act (SB 253), and Watershed co-founder Taylor Francis for an inside look at:
- What California’s new legislation means for businesses
- How the bills relate to other climate regulation, such as the SEC’s proposed climate disclosure rule and the CSRD in Europe
- What’s next in the new wave of corporate climate accountability
Senator Scott Wiener
Elected in November 2016 and reelected in 2020, Sen. Wiener represents District 11 (which includes San Francisco and surrounding areas) in the California State Senate. In 2023, he co-authored SB 253, known as the Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act, requiring large companies doing business in California to disclose greenhouse gas emissions.
Taylor is a co-founder of Watershed.