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World’s largest companies using more water despite rising risks

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A new analysis reveals that 75 percent of companies have shown greater awareness of exposure to substantive water risks, including drought. Despite this, there has been an almost 50 percent rise in the number of companies reporting higher water withdrawals, and there were U.S. $38 billion in water-related financial losses in 2018.

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  • Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change

    Univ of Adelaide, the

    A new study has revealed that the language used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is overly conservative – and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel's reports suggest. It predominantly assigns an intermediate level of certainty to climate findings, while researchers say the certainty is in reality much higher.

  • Climate risk: Need for more collaboration between research and finance

    CICERO

    A new report by the Center for International Climate Research provides an overview of the information investors need to improve their understanding of climate change's physical impacts. The report also offers knowledge on how to measure exposure and implement strategies that reduce losses.

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