Knowledge and Insight - Climate change

Portfolio carbon footprinting

Climate change represents one of the greatest social, environmental and economic challenges that the world has ever faced. However, despite the very real dangers it presents, the international response to date has been slow and largely ineffective.

Read more

Engaging on climate change

There is now almost unanimous scientific consensus that human activity has been the dominant cause of climate change since the 1950s. A growing body of evidence links activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels to the impacts of climate change including global warming, rising sea levels, increased incidence of extreme weather events, loss of biodiversity and reduced crop yields. In turn, these effects are expected to bring about societal pressures as populations migrate, wealth distribution is affected and the likelihood of conflict is increased.

Read more

Pages