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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 ...

Screening soil moisture conditions reveals an increased risk of drought in a Swedish drainage basin

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 1, 2015)

The risk of drought in the Norrström drainage basin, Sweden, increased during the 20th century, a new study has found. As the frequency of the dry periods increased, less water was available in the landscape for agriculture and for the resupply of groundwater — despite an increase in precipitation in the area over the same period. The ...

Climate Change – What are the investment risks and opportunities?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 4, 2015)

A new report from Mercer modelling the potential impact of climate change on investments, has found investors cannot ignore the implications for investment returns. The research reveals investors can manage the risk most effectively by looking ‘under the hood’ of their portfolios and factoring climate change into their risk modelling, ...

Climate change greatest strategic risk to insurance industry

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 12, 2008)

Climate change is the greatest strategic risk currently facing the property/casualty insurance industry, with demographic changes taking priority for the life insurance industry, according to a new study by Ernst & Young, closely followed by demographic change and catastrophic events. For the new study, " ...

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 ...

Risky Business – The Economic Risks From Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 24, 2014)

The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according to a new report released today. The report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States,” summarizes findings of an ...

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' ...

Latest IPCC Report Addresses Risks of Changing Climate

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 31, 2014)

The latest Working Group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that the effects of climate change are being felt on all continents and across all oceans.   It also confirms that in many parts of the world, we are ill-prepared to manage the risks associated with the changing climate.   At the ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

Investors increasingly concerned with climate change risks

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 18, 2010)

Would a BP style disaster happen to a company you invest in? That's a question increasingly asked by Canadian investors. A range of  proposals and resolutions has been filed in the past two years by shareholders to management of Canadian companies in various industries. What do shareholders want? How does management ...

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