20 Jun '11, 2pm

PRESS RELEASE: Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity

The United Nations Building (credit: Steve Cadman/Flickr Commons) New report surveys companies, offers practical solutions for climate resilience Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change , jointly released today by the UN Global Compact , the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute . In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity. “Business can only thrive in stable and enabling environments,” said Georg Kell , Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “Climate adaptation offers a pathway to help communities that are already feeling the devastating impacts of climate change. At the same time, it creates a w...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2011/06/press-release-businesses...

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