With the UN’s crucial COP26 Conference on Climate Change, it is more important than ever for companies and investors to stay on top of the environmental risk landscape. Whether it's research on physical exposure to climate-related events, analysis of emerging regulatory challenges, or exploring ESG issues linked to the energy transition, we are gathering our latest thinking here to help you navigate the changing realities for global business.
The rise of climate-related court cases raises the prospect of companies facing claims for untold damages. To date, cases have largely been limited to North America, but Verisk Maplecroft’s new Climate Litigation Index tracks the increasingly global spread of law suits, while new legal approaches means energy companies aren’t the only organisations in the firing line.
Right now over half the world now lives in cities and by 2050 that will rise to two thirds. That puts billions of people across the planet’s largest urban centres on the frontline of environmental risks, ranging from air pollution, to water stress and natural hazards.
Climate change is widely acknowledged to present a systemic risk to the oil and gas sector. In response, investors are increasingly asking for information on how companies are integrating climate-related considerations into their business operations and strategies.