What the United Nations climate change report means for investors

Investors have critical role to play

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Jennifer Wu of JP Morgan Asset Management
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Jennifer Wu of JP Morgan Asset Management

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its newest report, with 100 scientists from more than 30 countries assessing the latest scientific knowledge (7,000+ publications) about the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, as well as the human communities that depend on them.

The report found our polar ice caps to be melting at an accelerating rate, ocean temperatures warming faster than expected, and, with emissions held at their current level (bearing in mind emissions are still rising globally), 680 million people globally would be displaced. This underscores the prominence of climate change risk management issue and the urgent need for all constituents to come together now.  Fund giants urge BP to step up fight against climate change On the policy side, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, there was new action to announce: 65 countries and t...

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