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  • Measuring the investment risks of climate change

    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 in these markets. David Harris, ...


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  • Investors increasingly concerned with climate change risks

    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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  • Climate Change – What are the investment risks and opportunities?

    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, which requires a significant behavioral shift for ...


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  • Risks cloud financing for curbing climate change

    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 to attract the needed capital. The analysis was ...

  • Climate change and the financial risk of stranded assets

    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. This is particularly true in Alberta where oil ...


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  • Climate change and flood risk in European cities

    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 ...

  • The climate change guide

    Corporate Canada: Responsible Business Action on Climate Change The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) launched an excellent new Guide to Climate Change at its Annual Summit in November, 2007. CBSR President & CEO, Adine Mees launched the Guide during the opening of the Summit and explained that it was the first of its kind in Canada in "delivering a functional tool ...


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  • The changing climate of investment

    Bio-diversity, climate change, social responsibility, and ecorestoration are not words normally associated with decision-making in the corridors of power in the international finance and investment community. But increasingly there are signs of a greater engagement to mobilize private finance and capital markets in support sustainable development. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of the United ...


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  • Climate change in Ontario

    Climate-related impacts on water resources, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems could have profound implications for human health and for the economy of Ontario. Questions remain about whether enough is being done to put in place adaptation measures to blunt some of the worst and unavoidable impacts of climate change in Canada’s most populace province. This fourth article ...


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  • Climate change greatest strategic risk to insurance industry

    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, " ...


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  • Climate change on the prairies

    Combined, the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba represent the epicenter of Canada’s agricultural and oil industries and climate change is already having impacts, both good and bad. These impacts are set to increase significantly and adaptation strategies will be required. This second in a series of articles examines the existing and emerging impacts of climate ...


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  • Reports point to growing risks from climate change

    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 Celsius warmer world" by 2100, marked by extreme heat ...


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  • Scientists hammer out warning on climate change risks

    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 from an international group called ...


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  • New assessment shows risks of no action on climate change

    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 Centre studied 24 different countries, from developed ...

  • Food security in the Pacific at risk due to climate change

    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 change adaptation plans for all Pacific ...

  • Climate change vulnerability index reveals cities at greatest risk

    The fourth release of Maplecroft's Climate Change and Environment Risk Atlas includes a new Climate Change Vulnerability Index  (CCVI) that analyses and maps climate change vulnerability down to 25km² worldwide. It reveals that some of the world's fastest growing populations are increasingly at risk from the impacts of climate related natural hazards including sea level rise. Many ...


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  • Climate Change and Wealth Creation

    Sir Richard Branson, Chair of the Virgin Group of companies, was once quoted as saying “Climate Change is the biggest wealth creating opportunity of our generation”. He is probably right. Every environmental problem, challenge or risk factor carries with it the potential for solutions, and those solutions often has the makings of a business opportunity. That is the core message in a ...


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  • Climate change and health in Canada

    In a classic example of how not to orchestrate the public release of a major study of potentially great interest to Canadians, the federal government has made available on a request only basis a pivotal report on health-related vulnerabilities to climate change. Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Capacity is the first study of its kind in ...


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  • The dark side of climate change

    Climate change could leave more Americans in the dark as hurricanes become more intense or more frequent. Researchers in the US have identified 27 cities that are likely to become more vulnerable to blackouts as a result of floods and high winds hitting the power grid. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they ...


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  • Measuring climate change action

    Original story at MIT News Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions could have big benefits in the U.S., according to a report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including thousands of avoided deaths from extreme heat, billions of dollars in saved infrastructure expenses, and ...

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