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What does the new IPCC report mean for board directors?

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s fourth and final instalment of its sixth assessment report provides a clear and robust scientific understanding of the current state of the climate system and how it is changing.

According to the report, businesses risk experiencing significant losses due to climate change, but can also collectively influence a large share of global emissions, and are well-suited to take a leading role in a just transition to net zero.

What are the key takeaways and recommendations from the IPCC report board directors need to know? The Climate Governance Initiative has analysed the report and developed key considerations for climate leadership from the board level.


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