The report and underlying data analysis aim to shine a light on the linkages between water, energy and private sector efforts to reduce carbon emissions. In particular, this year’s report and the underlying data analysis aim to shine a light on the linkages between water, energy and private sector efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Many of the most serious impacts of climate change will be felt through water scarcity or flooding from extreme weather events or sea-level rise. Further, a stable supply of water is vital for many of the technologies that will help to dramatically reduce emissions. Water stewardship is an imperative not only for its own sake, but also to enable an effective response to climate change. This report deals with:
- Water risks are rapidly materializing for business;
- Year-on-year trends show that companies are not moving fast enough to address the sustainable management of water;
- Water could make – or break – the low carbon transition;
- A pivot towards water stewardship is underway; and
- This year’s Water A List includes 25 companies. This is 17 more than last year.