Climate Change: A Risk Assessment

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The report Climate Change: A Risk Assessment argues that the risks of climate change need to be considered on a par with risks to national security, financial stability, or public health. Authored by David King, Daniel Schrag, Zhou Dadi, Qi Ye and Arunabha Ghosh, and published by the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge, this report offers a comprehensive climate change risk assessment. It is designed to support decision makers and encourages them to give priority to the issue.

The report considers current and future global greenhouse gas emissions and the emanating ‘direct risks’ as well as the ‘systemic risks’ that climate change poses to the systems of trade, governance and security. The analysis also includes ways to value and reduce these risks.