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Infographic: How Climate Change Is Costing Your Company

BY Jim Cole Managing Editor
Means & Matters
 
Design
Molly O’Conner

Jun 16th 2021

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Footnotes

Be Aware of the Physical Risks Today and in the Future 

2016: Louisiana Floods

The Economic Impact of the August 2016 Floods on the State of Louisiana:
https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/RestoreLA/SupportingDocs/Meeting-9-28-16/2016-August-Flood-Economic-Impact-Report_09-01-16.pdf

2017: Texas Hurricane

Texas A&M University/South Texas Economic Development Center
http://stedc.tamucc.edu/files/HARVEY_Update_STEDC_2018Q3.pdf

2018: California Wildfire

CAL FIRE “Camp Fire Overview”
https://www.fire.ca.gov/incident/?incident=75dafe80-f18a-4a4a-9a37-4b564c5f6014

2019: Colorado Hailstorms

Verisk “The Hail Hazard and the Impact on Property Insurance” (page 6)
https://www.verisk.com/insurance/capabilities/weather-risk/hail-and-severe-thunderstorm-risk/

2020: National Disasters

NOAA “2020 U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in historical context”
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2020-us-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-historical

Taking Action

Colorado State University “Helping the Ski Industry with Better Climate Data”
https://engr.source.colostate.edu/helping-the-ski-industry-with-better-climate-data/

As You Prepare for Physical Risks, Remember Your Supply Chain

CDP Global Supply Chain Report 2020 “Transparency to Transformation: a Chain Reaction” (PP 13, 9, 22)
https://6fefcbb86e61af1b2fc4-c70d8ead6ced550b4d987d7c03fcdd1d.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/cms/reports/documents/000/005/554/original/CDP_SC_Report_2020.pdf?1614160765

After Physical and Supply Chain Threats, Get Ready for the Transition to a Green Economy

By 2025, there could be 27 times more electric trucks on US roadways.

Environmental Defense Fund “Financing the Transition: Unlocking Capital to Electrify Truck and Bus Fleets”
https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/documents/EDF_Financing_The_Transition.pdf

By 2030, at least 15 states will require 30% of trucks, buses, and vans sold to be zero-emission vehicles.

By 2045 California intends to make a statewide transition to zero-emission trucks and to generate 100% of electricity from renewable resources.

California Energy Commission “Renewables Portfolio Standard”
https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs/renewables-portfolio-standard

By 2050, Los Angeles intends to have zero-carbon transportation, zero-carbon buildings, a zero-carbon electrical grid, zero waste, and zero wasted water.

LA’s Green New Deal “Targets”
https://plan.lamayor.org/targets/targets_plan.html

Taking Action

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation “The Role of Community Choice Aggregators in Advancing Clean Energy Transitions” https://innovation.luskin.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The_Role_of_CCAs_in_Advancing_Clean_Energy_Transitions.pdf

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