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NY Governor Launches $17B Plan to Enhance Resiliency to Extreme Weather

Devastated by nine federally declared emergencies in just three years since he took office, Governor Cuomo unveiled details of a far reaching plan dubbed “Reimagining New York for a New Reality.”

“Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2013,” HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Climate Bond Initiative

Study Shows Growth in Climate-Themed Bonds

Some $346 billion of climate-themed bonds are outstanding in global markets, nearly double that of one year ago, according to an HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence-Climate Bond Initiative’s 2013 study. Growth is expected to continue against a backdrop of stronger government policies and actions — including President Obama’s National Climate Change Action Plan and a possible 2015 international climate change accord, a long with growing investor activism for socially responsible investment..

GAIN focuses on building resilience in response to climate change as the hybrid storm Sandy batters the U.S. east coast

New GAIN Index Draws Attention to Climate Change Resiliency as Superstorm Sandy Hits East Coast

A free, open-source, open-data online navigation tool, the Global Adaptation Institute’s 2012 GAIN Index offers much more than just a ranking of countries’ resiliency to climate change. It’s providing prominent private and public sector organizations the data and tools to make better informed decisions as to how best to invest in climate change adaptation efforts.

Climate change and pension funds

Climate Change a Growing Factor in Pension Funds’ Strategic Asset Management Allocation

Climate change is a fundamental factor in strategic asset allocation and risk management decisions being made by more than half the institutional investors participating in Mercer’s ‘Climate Change Scenarios – Strategic Asset Allocation’ project.