Tag: global environmental risks

Climate explained: how much of climate change is natural? How much is man-made?

Successive reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – mandated by the United Nations to assess scientific evidence on climate change – have evaluated the causes of climate change. The most recent special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees confirms that the observed changes in global and regional climate over the last 50 or so years are almost entirely due to human influence on the climate system and not due to natural causes.

Global investment opportunities for local investors

In a week where South Africa is preparing to host an investment conference to bring money into the country, a global investing conference is underway where local investors are being told about investment opportunities offshore. CNBC Africa caught up with the Paul Diggle, Senior Economist at Aberdeen Standard Investment for more on the headwinds of navigating an ageing global economic cycle.