Responsible Investment Association Australasia

released 23 September 2019

The report highlights the level of awareness and interest, perceived
barriers and priorities (impact area, geography and asset class) of
investors in regard to impact investing in NZ. Data was sought from
investors that are already making impact investments (‘active impact
investors’) and those ‘investors not yet active in impact investing’.

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United Nations Environment Programme

released 22 September 2019

To mark ten years of the Emissions Gap Report, and inform the Climate Action Summit, UNEP released Lessons from a decade of emissions gap assessments. The report finds that the last ten years have, in some ways, been a lost decade of climate action. Greenhouse gas emissions have only grown, and faster and deeper cuts are now urgently needed. Climate ambition needs to rise at least fivefold to meet the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement. However, it also finds that the last decade has seen huge advances in political and societal support for climate action, and technological and economic options to take this action. The world may be currently be heading for a temperature rise of over 3°C, it says, but there have never more opportunities for nations to increase action to the levels needed to ward off the worst impacts of climate change.

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World Meteorological Organization under the auspices of the Science Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019

released 22 September 2019

The report underlines the glaring and growing gaps between agreed on targets to tackle global warming and the actual reality, highlighting the urgency for the development and implementation of concrete commitments and actions. The current state of the planet, humanity’s response to date and the changes that are projected have been summarised in this landmark report.

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

released 19 September 2019

The report presents an analysis showing that if no urgent action is taken now, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance annually due to the climate crisis could double by 2050. Similarly, financial costs could balloon to 20 billion US dollars per year.

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