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How embedding climate factors into financial and commercial decisions can help businesses adapt to a changing environment
As the drive to combat climate change gathers depth and speed, accurate and benchmarked financial risk reporting by companies will take on an increasingly important roleThe science on climate change shows that all regions of the world are now vulnerable to its impacts and will become increasingly so. Along with reducing carbon emissions, it is now clear that we will need to drive resilience to anticipate, absorb and recover from the effects of climate-related events.In this article, AECOM’s Sally Vivian looks at the challenges of assessing climate risk — and the opportunities for businesses who pave the way forward.
Harnessing water technology for urban self-sufficiency
Lessons from water-stressed Singapore on building water resilienceWater scarcity is already becoming an acute concern and at current consumption rates, the World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face shortages.The island nation of Singapore is well acquainted with these issues. Lacking a hinterland that can provide a source of groundwater, it has since 1962 relied on neighboring Malaysia for most of its water supply.