Guidance on the climate alignment of Meridian’s engagement with government bodies.
Meridian prepares submissions and engages with government bodies on a range of subjects. Management will ensure that Meridian submissions are aligned with:
- Meridian’s purpose of Clean energy for a fairer and healthier world; and
- Global effort under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above preindustrial levels, and increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Meridian is a member of various trade associations and contributes to submissions and government engagements by those associations. Meridian will advise trade associations when their activities do not appear to align with Meridian’s purpose and/or the Paris Agreement goals and will seek better alignment, acknowledging that associations must consider a range of views from members. In cases of significant ongoing misalignment, Management will consider changes to Meridian’s membership of trade associations.
Management will agree on responsibilities for submissions, engagement with government bodies, and oversight of the activities of trade associations. Significant submissions and senior-level engagements (for example with Ministers, Members of Parliament, or the Chief Executives of regulators) will be escalated to Meridian’s Chief Executive/or Board.