CBI warns of climate change risk

The CBI will today call on the government to make readily available to businesses its environmental data, to help firms prepare for the risks of climate change. The proposals include the creation of a new public information bank showing the risk to critical infrastructure of rising temperatures and extreme weather. The CBI’s director of business environment Dr Neil Bentley said: “Many businesses aren’t ready for the changes that could be ahead. The impact of climate change needs to be made part of on-going risk management and we must also ensure that what we build today is resilient enough to withstand changes to the climate over the next century.”