21 Jun '11, 7pm

Interesting...6 things companies need to know about adapting to climate change: #climate

Interesting...6 things companies need to know about adapting to climate change: #climate

People in Bangladesh are working on ways to spread the word about severe weather warnings. Photo credit: flickr/amirjina In a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity. So finds a new report jointly released yesterday by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. Already, businesses worldwide are beginning to see the risks and economic impacts of more frequent and intense storms, water scarcity, declining agricultural productivity and poor health. This new study, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change makes the business case for private sector adaptation to climate change in ways that build the resilience of vulnerable communities in developing countries. Here are some important things about clim...

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