Investors are ‘flying blind’ to risk of climate lawsuits, researchers say

Polluting companies could be liable for trillions in damages from climate lawsuits. But few investors and regulators are taking these risks into account when evaluating companies’ climate-related financial risks, according to new Oxford Sustainable Law program research published Jan. 11 in Science. The research calls for an overhaul in how climate litigation risks are assessed and provides a new framework for doing so.

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