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The 1.5-degree challenge

– Holding warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels could limit the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change.
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Valuing nature conservation

– A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health.
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The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda

– The automotive industry could abate 66 percent of emissions from their material production at no extra cost by 2030—if industry... participants work together and start now.
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Fashion on climate

– How the fashion industry can urgently act to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions
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Climate risk and response in Asia: Research preview

– Get an early view on how climate risk could affect the region, with a look at both physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts.

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McKinsey on Climate Change

This special downloadable collection brings together recent McKinsey research and perspectives on the climate risks the world must confront and actions to reduce emissions.

Climate Change

Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles and reports on physical climate risk, sustainability, the energy transition, and approaches to face up to the challenges brought on by climate change.

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Sustainability Blog

Quick takes on the business of sustainability from our experts at the forefront of today’s trends.

The future of mobility

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

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Becoming a Weather-Ready Nation

– In this interview, Louis W. Uccellini, director of the US National Weather Service, discusses the organization’s work to... provide more accurate predictions and decision support for weather events.
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Five Fifty: High stakes for stakeholder capitalism

– As environmental, social, and governance issues become more urgent, companies are looking to create both profits and progress.
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Needle in a haystack: Patents that inspire agricultural innovation

– An enhanced patent-review strategy could boost innovation capabilities for agricultural-input companies.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
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Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers

– What can digital retailers in the agriculture sector do to encourage what could be a €10 billion market?
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Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety.... But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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The European recycling landscape—the quiet before the storm?

– Before plastics recycling in Europe can scale up, the industry needs to overcome sizable obstacles. Our survey helps illustrate... what companies can do to achieve their aspirations.
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Japan offshore wind: The ideal moment to build a vibrant industry

– As construction starts on Japan’s first large commercial offshore wind farm in the coastal waters of Akita, the country... is heralding a future of energy independence.
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‘The pyramids of the future’: Designing and building for sustainability

– Climate change and other long-term issues should inform the design and construction of skyscrapers, says WSP’s Alexandre... L’Heureux.
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Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

– Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains—interrupting production,... raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues.
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Biodiversity: The next frontier in sustainable fashion

– It’s time for the apparel industry to radically reduce the industry’s contribution to biodiversity loss. Here are... four interventions that can make the biggest impact.
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