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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 ...

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 Web Tool Provides Easy Access to SEC Climate Change Disclosure from 3,000 Public Companies

by Ceres  (Jun. 30, 2014)

Ceres and CookESG Research today launched a free, easy to use web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which issued formal climate disclosure guidance in 2010. Available at www.ceres.org/secsearchtool, the tool allows users to filter and customize company 10-K ...

Market Report on Climate Change Adaptation Reveals New Business Opportunities

by Environmental Business International (EBI)  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Weather-related disasters worldwide have helped galvanize attention on the need to prepare for the impact of changing weather patterns on our communities, businesses and natural resources. This presents significant opportunities for companies positioned to help clients prepare for, adapt to and even gain competitive advantage from the consequences ...

Climate Bonds – State of the Market Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The Climate Bonds Initiative today launched its 2014 market sizing report “Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2014”. The report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The report finds that: The total universe of bonds linked to key climate changes solutions stands at US$502.6bn, compared to ...

Money Men Tally Cost of Climate Change

by Associated Press  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. The report, released Tuesday, is designed to convince businesses to factor in the cost of climate change in their ...

Economic risks from climate change bigger than previously estimated

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jun. 16, 2014)

A new version of a standard economic model shows that the risks from unchecked climate change are bigger than previously estimated and strengthens the case for strong cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper by Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern. ...

EPA Awards over $900,000 to TU to Research Impacts of Climate Change in Tribal Areas

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the University of Tulsa (TU) are seeking new ways to protect tribal communities. EPA awarded $919,988 to TU to study methods to improve indoor air quality and reduce asthma triggers in schools. “EPA is pleased to be working with University of Tulsa to help find new and innovative ways ...

EPA awards over $756,000 to research coastal climate change impacts on Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 23, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is awarding over $756,000 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to research coastal climate impacts to traditional foods, cultural sites and tribal community health and well-being. The combination of sea level rise, wave impacts, and shoreline development will change coastal ecosystems ...

Capturing CO2 Emissions Needed to Meet Climate Targets

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Jun. 26, 2014)

Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass with capturing and storing the CO2 they emit (CCS) can be key to achieving current climate policy objectives such as limiting the rise of the global mean ...

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