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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 ...

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 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' ...

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 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, " ...

Weathering the Storm - Climate change as growing business risk

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2013)

Most major companies see extreme weather and other climate change impacts as current or near-term business risks, but lack the data and tools needed to effectively assess and manage these risks, according to a report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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