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The chilling consequence of global warming in the Alps

In June 2018, Anders Langworth, co-Head of Sustainable Finance at Nordea, decided to visit the Alps and see effects of climate change in the region. A little over a year later, on September 25 2019, British newspaper The Guardian reported that a glacier on Mont Blanc was in danger of collapsing. With the risk of people and homes being injured and damaged by ice breaking away, roads were closed off and homes evacuated. Here is how climate change has impacted the European Alps.

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The climate in the European Alps is rapidly changing. Watch this disturbing mini-documentary on how rising temperatures is causing huge damage to the astonishing nature.

The European Alps, usually associated with blue skies, glittering mountain peaks and pristine beauty, are now turning into a chilling example of global warming. Climate change is dramatically affecting the region and its inhabitants, as temperatures rise twice as fast in the mountains compared to the lowlands.

“We need to talk to the businesses, we need to talk to the people who live here and are affected by this and who will be even more affected in the future”

Playing an active role

At Nordea, field visits are at the core of our sustainability strategy. As investors, we must be aware of changing circumstances and conditions for the sectors and companies we choose to invest in. We believe in being a responsible and sustainable banking partner, as well as a driving force for change. To remain relevant, mitigate risk and play an active role in the transition needed – we must be where it happens.

We need to talk to businesses. We need to talk to the people who live here and are affected by this and who will be even more affected in the future,” says Anders Langworth.

Watch the film and read more about Nordea’s sustainability work in our latest sustainability report.

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