November 2011
OECD Environment Working Papers;11/30/2011, Issue 39, p13
Working Paper
This section discusses the significant risks facing the private sector as a result of climate change. A definition of the private sector is provided. There are various risk exposures facing businesses due to climate change including systemic risks across the economy and specific risks at both the industry and company levels. A 2010 survey found that only 23% of businesses in Great Britain have been active in responding to the risks posed by climate change.


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