Business responses to global warming

Business responses to global warming

How can my business respond to the global warming challenge?

Possible climate change impacts (after Stern, 2006)

 

Global warming and climate change:


The stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is rising as a result of human activity and causing a global temperature rise. This impacts the basic elements of human life such as food, water and the environment.

  • The frequency of major natural disasters is now three times what it was in the 1960s
  • If climate change continues unabated, estimates predict a decline in global GDP of 5% – 20% (Stern, 2006)
  • The poorest will suffer earliest and most. The developing world will not achieve the MDGs if it replicates industrialised countries' inefficient use of resources

References

Stern Review (2006) The Economics of Climate Change Lovins, LH (2009)
The Business Case for Climate Protection

Capture the opportunities, and manage the risks for your business

Key business drivers

(Diagram: Ernst & Young). For further information on climate change and business case studies, also see UNFCCC and IPCC websites

References

RICS (2009) Doing Well by Doing Good Ernst & Young (2009)
The Business Response to Climate Change – Choosing the Right Path Lovins, LH (2009)
The Business Case for Climate Protection