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Climate change and the financial risk of stranded assets

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 5, 2015)

This is the year. 2015 is being widely proclaimed as the year the world’s governments get serious about climate change. Talks will be held in Paris in December and discussions are already underway about what needs to be done, what jurisdictions are willing to do and the impacts of action. One undeniable consequence will be stranded assets. ...

Why climate change demands the reform of our financial system

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 22, 2015)

Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing – including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure – in the next two decades. ...

Obama calls climate change an `indisputable` security threat

by Associated Press  (May 21, 2015)

President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On Wednesday, he added national security. Those who deny global warming are putting at risk the United States and the military sworn to defend it, he told cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Failure to ...

Call for climate sensors to gauge mountain warming risk

by SciDev.Net  (May 6, 2015)

Developing countries with mountainous areas need to improve their monitoring of local climate change and its impact on drinking water sources, a report warns. The ...

World Meteorological Congress: Facing Up to Climate Change, Extreme Weather

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (May 21, 2015)

The World Meteorological Congress meets from 25 May to 12 June with a focus on how to strengthen weather and climate services to meet the needs of a growing global population and cope with climate variability and change, extreme weather and related shocks on all socio-economic sectors. Congress takes place every four years and decides on the ...

Doing nothing is not an option we can choose – Suncor Energy on Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 22, 2015)

“Good morning everyone and welcome.It’s great to see so many familiar faces here. A special thanks to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and the Max Bell Foundation for their help in bringing us all together. I’m pleased to be part of the Ecofiscal Commission’s Advisory board – it’s focusing attention ...

EPA Provides Training to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 6, 2015)

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released an online training module to help local government officials take actions to increase their communities’ resiliency to a changing climate. The virtual training, which was informed by the National Climate Assessment released ...

CPA Canada initiative helps businesses adapt to climate change

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 5, 2015)

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) announced today a multi-year initiative to help businesses and other organizations better understand and adapt to the implications of climate change. CPA Canada is investing $375,000 in the $750,000 project, which is supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) under the Enhancing ...

Global investor groups publish guidance on investing in solutions to address climate change

by Ceres  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The four investor groups on climate change have today published a guide outlining a range of strategies and solutions investors can use to address climate change, including low carbon investment, managing and reducing carbon exposure in portfolios, and engagement, as investors around the world work to scale up their efforts to invest in ...

Oil Prices and the New Climate Economy

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2015)

Historically unpredictable and changing oil prices are hurting the economy, but today’s cheap oil offers a unique opportunity to reduce our fossil fuel addiction and invest in more sustainable and predictable renewable energy sources – says a new report by Lord Nicholas Stern and colleagues in the New Climate Economy project. The ...

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