$12 trillion climate change costs productivity

$12 trillion climate change costs productivity

It is estimated that nearly $12 billion lost labor productivity of Colombia due to climate change, between 2023 and 2030.

(Read: The IDB approved 300 million dollars for Colombia: what will they be used for).

For this same reason, it has also been projected that a 1.5 °C increase in global temperature would generate a loss of close to 150 working hours for each worker in 2030, due to the increase in temperature and heat stress.

These calculations were made by the Colombian Security Council and have been presented within the framework of the 55th Congress of Security, Health and Environment 2022 that began yesterday and that summons the prevention community to know the Latest trends in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) and environmental management.

Another conclusion of the analysis is that this situation “affects access to natural resources such as water to maintain productive activities and increases the risk of disasters whose materialization generates significant economic losses. It is estimated that 31% of the national territory may be affected by a decrease in rainfall by 2040”.

(Also: Increases in gas cylinders are coming due to the end of the subsidy).

In this regard, the call of the Colombian Security Council (CCS) to businessmen is that within the business continuity plans and resilience strategiesconsider the scenarios of climate change and its effects on workers.


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