Showing 4 of 4 results
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.
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.
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.