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Global Risks Report: making the global into local

Global Risks Report: making the global into local

The Global Risks Report, now in its 13th edition, has become the vehicle for an international discussion of risk linked to the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) the following week. Its findings in 2018 are generally unsurprising. The overall picture is of increasing uncertainty, especially related to the natural environment and conflict, with somewhat reducedRead more

The fossil fuel divestment campaign: what role does it play in addressing emerging carbon risk?

The fossil fuel divestment campaign: what role does it play in addressing emerging carbon risk?

The emerging carbon risk Carbon risk is systemic in nature. Tied to the future availability of carbon assets and triggered by environmental-related risks, the risk of a carbon “bubble” collapse has the potential to cause large fossil fuel companies (coal, oil and gas) to fail. Such an impact to the carbon-intensive energy exporting countries wouldRead more