By Antha N. Williams, Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Team
Climate change has no borders. It affects every region, every country and every community on the planet. So, how do we gather the will needed to address global climate change? The answer may be more local than you think.
One of the consequences of our changing climate is an increase in the severity and frequency of storms and other weather-related events in many parts of North America. A 2014 TD Economics report called Natural Catastrophes: A Canadian Economic Perspective estimates that by 2020 the cost of severe weather incidents to Canadians is expected to be about $5 billion, increasing to between $21 billion and $43 billion by 2050.
By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in a city. This means roads will get even more congested. Air quality in those urban areas will likely worsen. And the demand for goods in megacities will further test already strained transportation networks.
Twenty-two million. That is the staggering number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are now connected by AT&T across the world. During the first quarter of this year, AT&T connected 70 percent more smart devices than the same quarter a year ago and there’s no projected slowdown. In fact, according to IDC, the market for IoT is expected to nearly triple to $1.7 trillion by 2020.
New York, June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Citi today released its 2014 Global Citizenship Report highlighting efforts underway in the past year to empower people, support economic progress in cities, and catalyze sustainable growth.
Firm’s global reach, expertise and capabilities help promote economic growth and address social challenges in cities around the world
New York, May 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today released its 2014 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting steps the firm is taking to support economic growth and address critical challenges facing cities around the world.