We will investigate the risks and opportunities rising global temperatures will have on our H2O supplies. As much as 80 percent of the impact of climate change will be felt via water, whether from floods, water scarcity or changes in rain- and snowfall. It will upend industries from tech to energy production to agriculture and present new challenges to businesses and investors alike. Meeting the UN sustainable investment goal for water alone will require as much as $23 trillion of investment by 2050. Despite its importance in the battle against climate change, though, water is too often ignored or sidelined by corporations, bondholders and shareholders.
This Reuters Breakingviews event seeks to bridge the gap. We will have a keynote speaker, followed by a moderated panel discussion to include everyone from company executives and board members, to investors, bankers, academics and government/non-governmental organizations.
Reuters Breakingviews is the financial-commentary unit of global news organization Reuters.
This event is part of the Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change program of Climate Week NYC.