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Town Hall Meeting: Climate Information Needs for Financial Decision-Making

This Town Hall will focus on the Policy Program’s recent study on climate information needs for financial decision-making. The study examined four key topics: 1) the conditions and criteria that influence returns on investment of major financial decisions, 2) the climate sensitivity of financial decisions, particularly in the United States, 3) climate information needs of financial decision-makers, and 4) potential new mechanisms to promote collaboration between scientists and financial decision-makers. Better understanding of these four topics will help improve the capacity in the United States for near-term financial decision-making based on the best available knowledge and information relating to the climate system. As a result, the study will enable leaders in business and government to make well-informed choices that help maximize long-term economic growth and social well-being in the United States.

For additional information, please contact Paul Higgins (phiggins@ametsoc.org)

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