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Who Should be Concerned?

Understanding climate change impacts is a critical issue for a variety of clients. Climate change  impacts and adaptation measures are of growing relevance to communities, governments, and businesses

  • Project developers may need to incorporate vulnerability assessments into Environmental Impact Statements.
  • Government planners need to understand vulnerabilities when assessing needs and formulating investment plans
  • Local communities can benefit by being equipped with basic information on how they may be vulnerable and to engage with government officials and donors in identifying new projects.
  • Project developers may need to incorporate vulnerability assessments into Environmental Impact Statements
  • Government planners need to understand vulnerabilities when assessing needs and formulating investment plans
  • Local communities can benefit by by equipped with basic information on how they may be vulnerable and to engage with government officials and donors in identifying new projects.
  • Health officials need to understand how climate change may increase the epidemiological threats of change and consider these for environmental health prevention campaigns and investments in medical facilities and equipment.
  • Engineering companies may use vulnerability assessments to identify new markets for infrastructure investment and to formulate “climate proof” designs
  • Other companies may use vulnerability assessment to gauge expected changes in demand for their products and which markets are most likely to change
  • Companies engaged in transportation and logistics need it to understand inventory needs and need for new investments.
  • Financiers and insurers will find that certain regions and asset classes may be greater credit and insurance risks with climatic changes.  
  • Vulnerability assessments can pinpoint where and the expected levels of these risks.
  • Companies registered by the SEC already need to disclose climate change related business and legal risks.  It is likely that climate change disclosures and an understanding of climate liabilities will strengthen and spread to more jurisdictions.



News and Events
Dec. 14, 2010 - Copenhagen Principles adopted at Cancun

The 16th UN Conference of the Parties, which concluded on Saturday in Cancun, may have received less coverage than the proceedings in Copenhagen one year previously, but, according to the UN, "faith in the multilateral process"  has been restored... more
                                     

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