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Overview

In the second part of our podcast series on greenwashing and the risk to society,  we look at the long-term effects of untempered climate change and the sheer magnitude of impact on humanity.

Achieving meaningful and sustainable carbon reduction targets is certainly a huge challenge and the focus of attention has developed very quickly and is accelerating. Off the back of the recent IPCC (AR6) findings, the compelling research looks at the evolution of extreme climate events and the possibility of a 4.5 degree temperature increase which may translate into more intense storms, extreme droughts and floods.

If however, societies are able to tackle and cap global emissions effectively, that could ease accelerated rising sea levels and incidences of extreme weather events over the next few decades.

This session covers:

  • Putting a universally accepted price on carbon usage and implementing offsetting schemes to reach carbon neutral as a means to bide time.
  • The need for communities to actively address the huge scale problem of climate change.
  • The cost of climate inaction impacting the world's biodiversity affecting humanity as a whole. If not acted upon quickly, the damage will become irreversible.

The webinar was hosted by Stephen Higginson, Head of Customer & Distribution for Australia and New Zealand at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and was joined by:

  • Dr Alex Pui, Swiss Re's Head Nat Cat & Sustainability (APAC)