Climate change poses numerous threats to the financial and business community. Most obviously there is the threat of physical damage to property and industry. In addition, however, investing in fossil energy is becoming increasingly unattractive as we transition to a climate-neutral economy. Much of the information on climate risk assessment is not yet available in a form that investors can use.
Information on climate risks for finance and business
Wageningen Environmental Research is developing user-friendly ways of accessing information on physical climate risks, such as heat, drought, extreme rainfall and flooding, which cause increased damage. This information can help investors to make sustainable investment choices and will result in increased investments in low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure.