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By Bruce M. Kahn, Ph.D., Climate Solutions Specialist, MSCI
How to manage the risk associated with increased frequency and severity in climate events?
Climate change is an existential threat to our planet and the single greatest challenge facing humankind. Its consequences are now being felt. The warming of Earth’s atmosphere caused by human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is fueling extreme natural disasters, causing sea levels to rise and endangering human health, biodiversity and property. To address the impacts of climate change we require the largest reconstruction of the global economy. Climate-related disasters threaten crops, real estate, health and society. At the same time, the transition to net-zero is creating new markets for clean energy and sustainable products and services…