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Measuring the investment risks of climate change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 28, 2012)

New Carbon Strategy Indices for Australia, Europe and Japan have been launched by global index provider the FTSE Group, in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project and ENDS Carbon. The indices are designed to help investors reduce the long-term investment risks associated with climate change and related regulation ...

Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

by Climate News Network  (Dec. 4, 2014)

The all-too-familiar story of ice loss in the world’s polar regions, repeated over and over by researchers in the last two years, is being told yet again – this time for the benefit of delegates at the UN climate change conference currently being held in Lima, Peru. A report in Earth’s Future journal by distinguished scientists ...

New Australian report shows risks of climate change

by Australian Government  (Jul. 10, 2009)

Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, today released a new report which finds that climate change is happening faster than earlier thought and the risks are more serious. Prepared by Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, 'Climate change 2009: Faster change and more serious risks' ...

Risks cloud financing for curbing climate change

by The Earth Institute at Columbia University  (Oct. 27, 2009)

A new comprehensive analysis of global market and policies aimed at stemming climate change says that even if all current or proposed major policies take maximum effect, they will be insufficient to avoid higher temperatures by mid-century.  The report adds that governments will need to ensure greater certainty in their policies if they are ...

Turn climate-change risk into business opportunity

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Jul. 13, 2011)

Extreme weather events and climate- related disruptions are occurring with alarming frequency and intensity, whether it’s the Mississippi and Missouri rivers overflowing or the sight of parched earth across the U.S. Southwest. As climate-change models show, we’re on a course for more extreme weather and other environmental disruptions ...

Indonesia at risk: Climate change threatens people and nature

by WWF UK  (Nov. 29, 2007)

The devastating impact of global warming is already evident in Indonesia and will likely worsen due to further human-induced climate change, warns WWF. The review from the global conservation organization, Climate Change in Indonesia – Implications for Humans and Nature, highlights that annual rainfall in the world’s fourth most populous nation ...

New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Dec. 5, 2011)

The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change has been published today, highlighting the effects the world could face if global temperature changes are not limited to two degrees. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and lead by the Met Office Hadley ...

Food security in the Pacific at risk due to climate change

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (Nov. 26, 2009)

Climate change is projected to impact heavily on agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the Pacific islands, leading to increased food insecurity and malnutrition, FAO warned today ahead of the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen. The agency urged governments and donors to immediately start implementing robust and action-oriented climate ...

Reports point to growing risks from climate change

by SciDev.Net  (Dec. 6, 2012)

As the UN climate change talks continue in Doha, Qatar, several reports over the past month have highlighted a sombre picture of the Earth's changing climate, raising alarm bells in particular for the world's poorest regions. A report from the World Bank launched last month (18 November) warns that the planet "is on track for a four degrees ...

Climate change and flood risk in European cities

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Mar. 1, 2013)

Increased flooding is likely to be one of the most serious effects from climate change in Europe over coming decades. Some of the conditions which may contribute to urban flooding are highlighted in an Eye on Earth map from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The map is one example of the capabilities of Eye on ...

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