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Risk, Investment, and Opportunity in a Changing Climate

To stay competitive, companies will need to find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Record breaking wildfires raging in Arizona, massive flooding disrupting lives from Iowa to Vermont — extreme weather events have been at the forefront of America’s national consciousness. Yet these events and their repercussions are hardly limited to the United States. Think back last year to the floods that affected millions in Pakistan, or the wildfires and droughts that destroyed Russia’s wheat crops, causing price spikes around the world.

Six Things Companies Need to Know About Climate Change Adaptation

In a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity. So finds a new report jointly released yesterday by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute.

Already, businesses worldwide are beginning to see the risks and economic impacts of more frequent and intense storms, water scarcity, declining agricultural productivity and poor health.

Q&A: What is a Green Economy?

The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? Here are responses to some of the most commonly-asked questions.

Q&A: What is a "Green Economy?"

The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? WRI Managing Director Manish Bapna responds to some of the most commonly-asked questions:

Trees in the Greenhouse

Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business

While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry.

The Green Power Market Development Group

Green Power Projects (January 2005 – December 2005)

Since January 2005, the Green Power Market Development Group has implemented or signed contracts for 185 megawatts (MW) of new green power projects and purchases – enough to power approximately 55,000 homes.

Corporate GPM Guide 7

The Business Case for Green Power

Describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs.

Growing in the Greenhouse

Protecting the Climate by Putting Development First

Discusses how economic development in developing countries can be compatible with limiting their greenhouse gas emissions.

Corporate GPM Guide 6

Next Generation Green Power Products in North America

Provides an introduction to three "next generation" green power products specifically tailored to the needs of corporate customers in voluntary markets.

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