In numbers

In Numbers

Financial Risks from Climate Change


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$825.4 billion

$825.4 billion

$825.4 billion


The cost of weather and climate disasters in the U.S. that resulted in damage of at least $1 billion each over the decade that ended in 2020.


$900 billion

$900 billion

$900 billion


Or roughly one-third of the value of big oil and gas companies that estimates suggest would disappear if governments move to restrict the rise in global temperatures to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels for the rest of this century.


Two to Three

Two to Three

Two to Three


The number of notches the sovereign credit rating of an oil-exporting nation could fall by 2050 absent steps to diversify its economy, according to Fitch Ratings.


Financial Opportunities from Climate Change

Financial Opportunities from Climate Change


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7.9%

7.9%

7.9%


The amount by which a hypothetical index of clean-energy stocks outperformed a hypothetical index of carbon-intensive stocks between September 2018 and May 2020.


90%

90%

90%


The share of global energy generation that is projected to come from renewable sources by 2050 according to a pathway to net-zero put forward by the International Energy Agency.


$1.5 trillion

$1.5 trillion

$1.5 trillion


The value of new revenue opportunities from low-carbon goods and services, according to European companies in their 2019 disclosures to CDP.


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