climate change risk News

  • Providing quality assurance to data delivered by Copernicus Climate Change Service

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL, in collaboration with the University of Reading and Telespazio France, has launched a major new project to ensure the Copernicus Climate ...

  • 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, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

    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 Australia’s economy (The Economics of Climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Indonesia at risk: Climate change threatens people and nature

    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 is already down by 2 to 3 per cent, and the seasons ...


    By WWF UK

  • Trillions at risk from impacts of climate change – Report

    An average of US$2.5 trillion, or 1.8 per cent, of the world’s financial assets would be at risk from the impacts of climate change if global mean surface temperature rises by 2.5°C (4.5°F) above its pre-industrial level by 2100. These conclusions are presented in a new paper by researchers at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Turn climate-change risk into business opportunity

    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 that don’t just affect the people and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Climate change pose risks for waste water treatment

    A Simplified Climate Change Impact Assessment Tool (SCIAT) addresses the specific needs of the water industry, translating climate change projections into real-world impacts. A recent study in CIWEM’s Water and Environment Journal demonstrates its application in assessing the impacts of climate change on the reservoir water quality and water treatment plant (WTP) operations at Grafham Water ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, " ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Latest IPCC Report Addresses Risks of Changing Climate

    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 same time, the report concludes there are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Risky Business – The Economic Risks From Climate Change

    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 independent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Weathering the Storm - Climate change as growing business risk

    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 Change, provides a detailed snapshot of the state of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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