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The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

– This McKinsey report offers a detailed look at the economic and societal impact of the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Forward Thinking on the growing role of business in the net-zero transition with Claire O’Neill

– The former British politician who led the United Kingdom’s winning bid to host COP26 is now focused on coordinating an effective... business contribution to the net-zero transition. She sees momentum building. “CEOs left COP saying, ‘We get it. Net zero is the thing we have to do.’”

Taking the first steps toward net-zero emissions

– The path to net-zero emissions is full of challenges. Leadership must understand the risks and commit to change now—or face... an even thornier transition down the road.

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.

A Mediterranean basin without a Mediterranean climate?

– The Mediterranean’s signature climate drives tourism and agriculture in the region. What impact is climate change likely to have?

Will mortgages and markets stay afloat in Florida?

– Flood risk is rising in Florida due to climate change. How exposed is residential real estate—both directly and indirectly—and... what can be done to manage the risks?

Can coastal cities turn the tide on rising flood risk?

– Coastal cities are on the front line of flooding. Two very different cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Bristol, help illustrate variations... in risks and approaches to adaptation.

Thomas L. Friedman: An interview with Mother Nature

– The New York Times foreign affairs columnist shares what the environment can teach us about thriving in an age of disruption... in a conversation with James Manyika.

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.

Resource revolution: Tracking global commodity markets

– Commodity prices, though off recent peaks, still reflect emerging-market demand, a challenging geology, innovative technology,... and improved resource productivity.

Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

– Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development... can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020.

Resource revolution: Meeting the world’s energy, materials, food, and water needs

– Resource prices are rising and becoming more volatile. Without a resource revolution, we all face the prospect of damage to global... growth, welfare, and the environment.
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