Decoding COP26

UN Climate Change Conference

With the UN’s crucial COP26 Conference on Climate Change coming up fast, 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.

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    Mining operations face growing biodiversity risks

    We analyse the level of biodiversity risk at a country, commodity, and corporate level for the mining industry

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    Carbon pricing too weak for major emitters to meet climate targets

    Read our new analysis where we discuss the implications of the energy transition for seven major emitters; Australia, Brazil, EU, China, India, Russia, and the US

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    Verisk Maplecroft collaborates with National Geographic on mapping the future climate of cities

    We worked with National Geographic on YOUR CLIMATE, CHANGED, an interactive site to explore the climate profiles of 2,500 cities worldwide, 50 years into the future

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    London to feel as hot as Milan by 2050, New York like DC
    17 June 2021

    Urban infrastructure, productivity and health under threat as cities heat up

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    Climate litigation and biodiversity head emerging risks
    16 June 2021

    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.

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    Biodiversity risk is the new ESG elephant in the room
    10 June 2021

    Natural capital is shaping up to be a key concern for investors, but opaque and weakly governed value chains pose a threat to successful engagement

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    Chatham House Climate Change 2021 Conference
    9 June 2021

    Watch our presentation from the Chatham House Climate Change 2021 Conference

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    Can we avoid a disorderly transition?
    2 June 2021

    The G20 countries make up 80% of global emissions, but almost none are in line to meet 2030 carbon reduction targets. If they do intend to meet those goals, the US, China, Europe and the UK will need a swathe of broad policy measures.

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    Climate litigation woes rise for energy firms at home, but legal jeopardy set to go global
    28 May 2021

    Legal jeopardy over climate change highest for energy firms in the US, Europe and Australia, but emerging markets could be the next legal frontier

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    G20 disorderly transition all but inevitable: even climate-leading UK at risk
    26 May 2021

    G20 disorderly transition all but inevitable: even climate-leading UK at risk

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    Emitters’ ‘fossil fuels and renewables’ track highlights S and G risks of energy transition
    21 May 2021

    Read our article where we analyse the ESG risks of a transition from fossil fuels to renewables, including political instability, inequality and new employment patterns

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    Cities on the frontline of climate and environmental threats
    20 May 2021

    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.

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    Environmental Risk Outlook 2021 - Executive Summary
    12 May 2021

    Our pick of the key environmental and climate issues impacting business in 2021

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    Asian cities in eye of environmental storm – global ranking
    12 May 2021

    India home to seven of world’s 10 cities most exposed to environmental risks

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    Energy transition a political risk nightmare for least competitive oil producers
    25 March 2021

    If COVID-19 has hollowed out any gains oil made over the last few years, the energy transition will hammer all but the most competitive producing countries

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    TCFDs: A path to pain-free climate change disclosure
    4 June 2020

    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.

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Additional Resources

  • Environmental Risk Outlook 2021

    Discover this year’s Environmental Risk Outlook through its insights and webinars.

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