27 Nov '14, 7am

Royal Society report on increasing risks of extreme weather is "wake-up call to businesses & govs around the world"

The report - Resilience to extreme weather – calls for action at all levels of government and for changes to global financial accounting and regulation to ensure that extreme weather risk is made explicit. It also compares various practical options for the most effective and affordable defence against the impacts of flooding, drought and heatwaves. John Alker, Director of Policy and Communications at the UK Green Building Council , said: “This report is a wake-up call to businesses and governments around the world, and shows that resilience to extreme weather is fundamentally an issue of risk. Flooding, droughts and heatwaves will all have serious impacts on buildings across the globe and those who live and work within them. “But it offers another reminder that our built environment is on the front line when it comes to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change....

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/press-centre/press-releases/uk-gbc-r...

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