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Report: Despite Pandemic-Driven Emission Redux, We’re Headed to 3-Degrees Warming

A new report finds that despite a brief dip in carbon dioxide emissions caused by the pandemic, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century, a mark that is well beyond the Paris …

Businesses Urge U.S. Insurers to Stop Insuring, Investing in Fossil Fuel Producers

A group of about 60 American businesses on Thursday urged their insurers to stop providing coverage to and investing in fossil fuel producers. In a letter, companies including outdoor-gear producer Patagonia and ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, a unit of …

California Commissioner Launches Database of Green Insurance Products

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Tuesday formally launched the Climate Smart Insurance Products Database, what is being touted as “the first-ever consumer-oriented list of green insurance policies.” The California Department of Insurance has developed the database to help the …

Report Calls for Regulators to Tackle ‘Systemic Risk’ from Climate Change

Climate change is a systemic risk with wide-ranging potential physical impacts, according to a new report that also serves as a call-to-action for U.S financial regulators to do more to deal with a changing climate. An eventual transition to a …

Activists Push Big Index Funds to Back Shareholder Votes on Climate Risk Disclosure

The far-reaching impacts of climate change on companies have investors pressing corporate leaders for action to minimize environmental damage and to maximize disclosure of risks to their businesses. The threats range from more frequent floods or wildfires that imperil major …

U.S. Insurers Not Doing Enough on Sustainability, New Report Shows

A new report from a sustainability advocate gives two green thumbs down to the U.S. insurance industry for its inability to grow its efforts, or its interest, in dealing with climate change compared with other sectors. The report, TURNING POINT: …

Report from Sustainability Advocate Shows U.S. Insurers Lag Peers

While a small group of insurance companies is taking meaningful steps to acknowledge and respond to the business risks posed by a new operating reality posed by a changing climate, overall the sector’s performance lags behind its peers in several …

Climate Change Advocates Galvanized by Trump Decision

You’d think climate change activists now living under a new reality created by a U.S. president making good on his promise to withdraw the nation from the Paris accord on global warming would feel at least a bit vexed or …

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to NASA and NOAA Could Impact Forecasting, Modeling

Funding cuts proposed in a White House budget that has been on the table for months spook some experts who are concerned that the ability to do everything from model changes in the climate to forecast the day-to-day weather could …

Swiss Re’s U.S. Solar Power Plant is One Part of Its Climate Change Commitment

Swiss Re’s solar power installation at its U.S. headquarters in Armonk, N.Y., a 2-megawatt facility expected to be up and running by late spring 2017, is just one part of a green theme that the carrier has been writing for …