This session examined research from the Woodwell Climate Research Centre that assesses the socioeconomic risks associated with climate change and shows how societies and economies will cross critical thresholds and face new vulnerabilities over less time than the duration of a typical mortgage. It highlighted the role the private sector can play and the importance of integrating the insights of climate science into decision making the same way financial and cyber risks are.
Chris Goolgasian, director, climate research and portfolio manager, Wellington Management (United States)
Zach Zobel, scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center (United States)
Fiona Reynolds, chief executive, Conexus Financial (Australia)