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September 19, 2023

1.5C breach will increase systemic risks for investors, report says

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The IPR forecasts that technologies such as DACCS could remove 5 gigatonnes of CO2 a year by the latter half of this century (Photo: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg)

Investors should prepare for a temperature rise above the most ambitious commitment of the Paris Agreement, but with the right policies and investment, worse scenarios forecast by the IEA and others can be avoided, says new research

Average global temperatures will breach 1.5C — the lower limit in the Paris Agreement — in the 2030s, leading to impacts on social and natural systems and increasing systemic risks for investors, according to research launched at Climate Week NYC by the Inevitable Policy Response, a forecasting consortium aimed at preparing institutional investors for the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

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