UNFCCC Executive secretary Christiana Figueres explains why resilient suppliers are good for business. 

If there is one thing that climate change teaches us, it is that we cannot prosper in isolation. No one country can ignore atmospheric science, or the reality that our collective greenhouse gas emissions will dictate whether or not we risk tipping the world towards dangerous climate change.

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Congratulations to Cascais, Cleveland, Edmonton, Goiania, Johannesburg, Las Vegas, Paris, Sydney, Venice, and Yokohama! Out of over 200 cities that took part in CDP’s cities program in 2014, these ten score the best for the quality and completeness of their environmental risk reporting.  To highlight their achievement, CDP has created in-depth InFocus reports for each city.

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By Rob Moore, municipal bond specialist and consultant at CDP and Robert Fernandez, Vice President of Credit Research at Breckinridge Capital Advisors

The U.S. municipal bond market had a rip-roaring 2014, a year characterized by low interest rates and global instability according to many market analysts. But 2014 can also be characterized by a watershed that is missing from most municipal market analyses: it was the hottest year on earth ever recorded. Climate change continues, and its impacts can present significant risks for municipalities and municipal bond investors. How can analysts begin to assess the impacts?

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CDP’s new auto league report is the first in a series of investor-focused research looking at high-emitting sectors. 

The deadline to agree a global deal to tackle dangerous climate change is fast approaching and regulators are increasingly looking for ways to cut emissions and secure their economies against climate shocks.  Setting standards for cars and trucks will be key to realizing these goals.  According to the United Nations, emissions from the transport sector expanded at a faster rate than any other energy-intensive sector over the past decade.  Policymakers in EU, the US and China – the world’s three largest car markets – are already paying heed to this growing risk.

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CDP welcomes new and existing accredited sustainability service providers

2014 is set to be the warmest year on record, highlighting the all too clear need to tackle the ‘business as usual’ scenario described in the United Nation’s latest reports on the implications of climate change.

CDP understands that tackling the business as usual scenario requires collaboration: Our ability to catalyze action at scale owes much to effective cooperation between different stakeholders and actors.  CDP accredits and partners with over 50 service providers worldwide, from education & training bodies and consultancies, to software and verification providers.

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