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More accurate climate modelling predicts greater global warming

November 10th, 2012 by The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

According to analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), climate model projections showing a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing a lesser rise. The report “A Less Cloudy Future: The Role of Subtropical Subsidence in Climate Sensitivity” published in Science, could provide a […]

Insurers can play leading role in mitigating climate change risk

September 21st, 2012 by Ceres

According to a Ceres report “Stormy Future for U.S. Property and Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks of Extreme Weather Events, published in September 2012, worsening weather in a warming world poses a growing risk to the financial stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society. The report outlines a […]

Guide for companies and investors on management of climate impacts

June 21st, 2012 by Ceres

Calvert Investments, Ceres and Oxfam America have released a guide, “Physical Risks from Climate Change” for companies to improve their analysis and management of the risks that climate change poses to their operations and supply chains. The groups also urged better transparency and disclosure from companies on the threats they face because of increasingly frequent […]

Largest investors vow to seize initiative in wake of Durban climate talks at UN meeting on 12 January

December 23rd, 2011 by Ceres

Despite the weak economy and inconclusive climate talks in Durban, South Africa, global investors are bringing unprecedented attention to climate change and its wide-ranging risks and opportunities for investment portfolios. On 12 January 2012 nearly 500 of the world’s investors and most powerful financial players will gather at the United Nations to showcase their actions […]

World’s largest investors urge government policy action to tackle human induced climate change

October 22nd, 2011 by Ceres

Despite the global economic crisis, and increased market volatility, the world’s largest investors have urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps to tackle the cause of human induced climate change. In a joint statement, the group of 285 investors representing more than $20 trillion in assets, stressed the urgent need […]

Insurers slow to recognize climate change threat to their business models and to the larger economy

September 5th, 2011 by Ceres

Only 11 of 88 major insurers surveyed recently have formal policies in place to deal with growing climate change risks, according to a major report issued by Ceres. The report was to have been delivered at a conference of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene.

Global investor practices relating to climate change

June 14th, 2011 by Ceres

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (“IIGCC”), the North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) and Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) jointly published a report on 13 June detailing the investment practices of asset managers, such as primary fund managers, and asset owners, such as pension funds, towards climate change […]