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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] As ING's Abettan states, the main priority for Cop 26 is to what extend countries agree to strengthen their carbon mitigation policies, followed by how they plan to do it, which could be by making their Covid-19 recovery plans greener, implementing new carbon markets and increasing climate finance. Proactiveinvestors UK
  • [New] Now a triple threat of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict fuels a global hunger crisis that threatens millions of children. Save The Children
  • [New] Success in Glasgow could help bend the curve of carbon emissions downward, offering a path towards slowing the pace of climate change. Forbes
  • [New] The fear among climate campaigners is that developing countries will lose trust in the financial promises made by the UK - and other richer nations - to help them adapt their economies to climate change. BBC News
  • [New] Financial Stability Oversight Council identifies climate change as an emerging and increasing threat to financial stability of the United States. Netzender
  • [New] Climate change is altering the strategic landscape and shaping the security environment, posing complex threats to the United States and nations around the world. Washington Post
  • [New] Funding for climate projects in vulnerable countries will be a key issue in global climate talks next month. E&E News
  • [New] Climate change is likely to increase the risk of instability in countries in Central Africa and small island states in the Pacific, which clustered together form two of the most vulnerable areas in the world. Director of National Intelligence
  • [New] The Securities and Exchange Commission is working on a rule to require publicly traded companies to issue disclosures about their impact on and risks from climate change. American Banker
  • [New] Heatwaves and their ability to exhaust and kill are only one of many public health threats on the rise, they found, as climate change warms the globe and sends weather patterns haywire.
  • [New] Both climate change threats and the global efforts to address climate change will influence U.S. defense strategic interests, relationships, competition, and priorities. The White House
  • [New] Climate change will increasingly exacerbate a number of risks to U.S. national security interests, from physical impacts that could cascade into security challenges, to how countries respond to the climate challenge. The White House
  • [New] The continued absence of a national health and climate change adaptation plan is a glaring gap in Australia's preparedness, and continues to put the health and lives of Australians at risk. Medical Journal of Australia
  • [New] More broadly, the events of 2021 have highlighted how changing weather patterns due to climate change are a growing risk to energy markets, affecting both demand and supply. World Bank
  • [New] A recent UNICEF report showed that the impacts of the climate crisis are putting approximately 1 billion children around the world at risk. UK Health Alliance
  • [New] Talks between the White House and Democratic lawmakers are focused on reducing what had been a $3.5 trillion package to about $2 trillion, in what would be an unprecedented federal effort to expand social services for millions and address the rising threat of climate change. AP News
  • [New] With extreme weather events increasing in frequency, New York needs to take every possible opportunity to address climate change. am New York
  • [New] Australia's fair share of climate finance would fall if its emission reduction ambition were to increase to 75% below 2005 levels by 2030, as shown in Figure 1. Oxfam
  • [New] In all, the US-Mexico border wall could obstruct the movement of 122 mammal species as they are displaced by the effects of climate change, another recent study found. The Independent
  • [New] The combined effect of all G20 countries' 2030 climate pledges, known as NDCs, is insufficient and will lead to 2.4 °C warming. Buenos Aires Times
  • [New] Maritime shipping, like all sectors of the global economy, needs to decarbonise rapidly if we are to solve the climate crisis, and multinational companies will be key actors in catalysing a clean energy transition in shipping. Drapers

Last updated: 24 October 2021