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Material climate change already here

The impact of climate change is already material, said Woodwell Climate Research Center’s Philip Duffy who warns that thawing permafrost could mean the loss of control of ever being able to manage climate change. Elsewhere, he urged investors to use their voice to bring about change.
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Car industry divided by race to zero

The car industry is a stark case study in the unstoppable momentum in a race to zero that will leave behind old-school manufacturers. According to champion of COP26, Nigel Topping, Detroit’s car manufacturers risk Armageddon by staying in the fossil fuel industry while European and Chinese.
Climate

Finance needs to lift its climate game

A recent survey of CFA Institute members showed finance firms are lagging in how they incorporate climate change into the investment process. Matt Orsagh, senior director, capital markets policy at CFA Institute, details steps that can be taken to improve this.
Sustainability Digital 2020

Prepare portfolios for tipping point

Political and social systems, like physical landscapes, have non-linear dynamics that suddenly reach tipping points after which there is no going back. Investors should ready their portfolios, urges Professor Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford.
Sustainability Digital 2020

Nordhaus calls for carbon tax

International negotiations like the Paris Agreement no longer work. The world needs a new framework supporting a carbon tax with both carrots and sticks to encourage participation, says William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University and 2018 Nobel Prize winner in Economics.
Risk

Coronavirus, climate change parallels

The lackadaisical response by the United States to the coronavirus crisis is indicative of broader risk management issues and comparable to the country’s anaemic response to climate change according to risk expert, Bob Litterman.
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