climate risk

Climate change will deepen economic disparity in the U.S. – GreenBiz – 12/07/2017

Researchers published a landmark study in Science on Thursday that analyzes what climate change will mean for the economies of all 3,144 counties in the U.S. The analysis is the first of its kind, but the results show what’s becoming a common refrain when it comes to the impact of climate change: Rising temperatures will [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

G20 leaders’ statement on climate change highlights rift with US – The Guardian – 08/07/2017

Joint statement points to US decision to withdraw from Paris agreement while other G20 countries see accord as ‘irreversible’

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/07/08

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

France Just Announced Radical Changes to the Country’s Climate Policy – Futurism – 06/07/2017

The newly elected French government announced a series of ambitious measures to decrease reliance on fossil fuels, promote sustainability, and support the environment. The plans aim to simultaneously decrease emissions while also no longer supporting industries that contribute to deforestation.

Source:  Futurism, 2017/07/06

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Integrating ESG factors into sovereign risk assessment: why does it matter?

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an investor initiative in partnership with the UNEP Finance initiative and UN Global Compact, released a State of Play report last week that examined ESG integration into credit risk rating. This report is the first in a three-part series in its initiative to enhance the consideration of ESG issues [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

The harder the Brexit, the worse the climate impact, study warns – The Irish Times – 06/07/2017

Institute of International and European Affairs report shows climate damage of Brexit

Source:  The Irish Times, 2017/07/06

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

New Report Finds G20 Nations Still Sending Billions In Public Finance To Fossil Fuels – Huffington Post – 05/07/2017

As world leaders prepare to convene in Hamburg, Germany later this week for the annual G20 summit, it is clear that climate is set to be a key issue. But with the Paris Agreement at the forefront of the world’s stage, how do the energy investments of the G20 countries align with their international climate [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others – The New York Times – 29/06/2017

As the United States confronts global warming in the decades ahead, not all states will suffer equally.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/06/29

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Scaling up climate finance in Latin America – NRDC – 23/06/2017

This is a critical question for Latin America and the Caribbean, a region already on the frontlines of climate. While nearly all countries in the region have presented intended nationally determined contributions, or climate action plans, most will require at least some funding from international sources to meet their most ambitious mitigation targets and successfully [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Three years to safeguard our climate – Nature – 28/06/2017

Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.

Source:  Nature, 2017/06/28

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bangladesh among 7 extreme climate change hotspots: Report – The Daily Star – 24/06/2017

Bangladesh and six other countries are the most extreme climate change hotspots in the world

Source:  The Daily Star, 2017/06/24

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |