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WHAT'S NEXT?: Dealing with climate change over the next 15 years will require $6 trillion USD in annual investment. Organizations, large and small, will increasingly be pressured to deal with the effects of global climate change or face increased costs through not fully adopting sustainable policies. Instantly explore what’s changing and likely to impact your organization and how to mitigate the threat for the benefit of all mankind.

  • [New] Canada is not on track to meet its climate change targets by 2030 and provinces need to take more responsibility in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. / CBC
  • [New] While the Great Game is traditionally posed in country versus country terms - a rising power challenging a dominant one-COVID-19 and climate change show American security is more threatened by transnational forces than nation-states. / AsianPolyGlotView
  • [New] Many small-scale producers live in climate vulnerability hotspots - if they are not supported to adapt to the impacts of climate change, it will have a devastating impact on rural communities and the global food systems of which they are the backbone. / DW.COM
  • [New] In finance, the capabilities of the Bank of England and its role as a widely respected prudential regulator gives the UK a special advantage in designing integrated and streamlined regulation which effectively incorporates the risk of climate change into financial decision making. / Council on Geostrategy
  • [New] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency estimate a global capacity for engineered removals of 2,000 to 16,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide each year by 2050 will be needed in order to meet global reduction targets. / NIC
  • [New] CLIMATE: A years-long effort to incorporate climate change impacts into Minnesota's environmental review process could face delays after pushback from groups concerned about potentially higher building costs. / Energy News Network
  • [New] While worries over COVID-19 have overshadowed other concerns, Japan's heat and humidity - where temperatures can exceed 35 degrees Celsius - show how future Games will need to grapple with extremes as climate change bites. /
  • [New] In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell was ordered by a court to reduce its emissions by 45% by 2030. /
  • [New] In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in which the world has pledged to prevent climate change, Japan will have to reduce the amount of coal-fired power it already has, let alone allow new construction. / Google Docs
  • [New] A combination of ecological destruction, limited resources and population growth could trigger a worldwide breakdown within few decades, with climate change making things worse. / Sky News
  • [New] As the world increasingly focuses on sustainability, the required capital and investable opportunities are expanding faster than originally expected, creating an even greater opportunity for large-scale investments that address climate change and generate attractive returns. / Hart Energy
  • [New] The marine economy is worth £48 billion, but coastal communities are facing increased pressures from climate change, threats to marine wildlife, and economic challenges. / POST
  • [New] Decarbonisation has become an urgent priority in the global climate race to reach zero emissions by 2050. /
  • [New] With global temperatures likely to be 1.5 °C [2.7 °F] above pre-industrial levels by 2052, the threats posed by climate change are of world-wide concern. / Techregister
  • [New] The development of affordable and energy efficient solar-powered technologies could help accelerate the renewable energy transition and assist vulnerable communities around the world in addressing the effects of climate change. / Energy Saving Trust
  • [New] A moratorium on BRI coal is in China's self interest and will contribute momentum to global climate politics ahead of the year-end summit in Glasgow. / Financial Post
  • [New] The Biden administration understands that increasing the United States' capacity to compete with China must occur alongside efforts to work cooperatively with Beijing on climate change and the threat of pandemics. / Taylor & Francis
  • [New] Climate action at home, while necessary, will be insufficient to address, or even begin to reduce, how Canadian fossil fuel exports are exacerbating the climate emergency globally. / Canada's National Observer
  • [New] Climate action to reach the Paris Agreement of keeping global warming well below 2 °C could lead to a net increase of 8 million energy jobs worldwide. / Anthropocene Magazine
  • [New] Living on the front lines of climate change, in under-resourced communities at or below sea level, thousands of people in states like Louisiana are already busy doing underpaid work to recover from and prevent the disasters threatening their homes year after year. / Rolling Stone
  • [New] Climate change will contribute to structural shifts in the global economy and reshape trade patterns that could put the global trading system under strain. / UK Government
  • [New] Global average temperatures are already 1.2 oC above pre-industrial levels and there is more than a 40% chance that the annual average temperature in a single year will temporarily exceed 1.5 oC in at least one of the next five years. / UK Government

Last updated: 01 August 2021