UN calls on investors to back low-carbon future amid 'code red for humanity' alert

Investors particularly primed to help in the green energy transition

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The world’s largest ever report into climate change has found that some devastating impacts are now unavoidable, but there is still time to prevent things from getting even worse.

The study, by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, collated and reviewed information from over 14,000 scientific papers and came to the evaluation that humanity's role in global warming is both overwhelming and unequivocal. It found that the global surface temperature was slightly over 1C higher in the decade between 2011-2020 than between 1850-1900, with the past five years being the hottest on record. Additionally, current efforts to stem the warming of the planet have so far been unsuccessful. A temperature increase of 1.5C, initially projected to occur by 2040, is n...

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