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Hundreds of Thousands of Farm Animals Perish in Canada Floods

Hundreds of thousands of livestock have perished in floodwaters in Canada’s westernmost province, the British Columbia government said Thursday. Back-to-back deluges from atmospheric rivers have damaged major transport routes, forced evacuations and briefly isolated Canada’s biggest port. The agricultural region …

Western Canada Braces for Another Deluge From ‘Atmospheric River’

British Columbia, home to Canada’s biggest port, is bracing for its most intense deluge after a series of damaging rain storms and historic flooding. A so-called atmospheric river is threatening to dump more water on parts of the far west …

Flood-Stricken British Columbia Weighs Cost of Climate-Proofing Infrastructure

CALGARY, Alberta – Flood-stricken British Columbia is considering major upgrades to its highway network to make it more resilient to climate change risks, as the province starts reconstruction work after last week’s devastating floods. Upgrades would include building longer bridges …

Allianz, European Investment Bank Back €500M Public-Private Climate Fund

GLASGOW – The European Investment Bank and Allianz Global Investors said on Monday they plan to raise 500 million euros ($577.55 million) for a fund aimed at bolstering climate mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. The Emerging Market Climate Action …

Flood Re Tours UK With ‘Floodmobile’ Before COP26 to Highlight Flood Resilience

Flood Re, the joint initiative between the UK government and insurance industry to help make home flood insurance more affordable, has been touring flood-prone cities in the UK to highlight the resilience measures that residents and businesses can install to …

Vulnerable to Climate Change, England Must ‘Adapt or Die’, Agency Warns

England will be hit hard by floods like those that devastated Germany this summer if the country does not improve its defense against more extreme weather brought by climate change, a governmental agency said Wednesday. In a report, the Environment …

‘Sunny Day’ Floods Will Increasingly Inundate U.S. Coasts as Sea Levels Rise: NOAA

Record high-tide flooding washed over U.S. coasts in the past year, and rising sea levels are expected to send the deluges into streets, homes and businesses even more frequently over the next decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. …

Howden Launches Climate Risk and Resilience Division

Howden, the London-based insurance group, announced the launch of a Climate Risk and Resilience division. Led by Charlie Langdale, the team will focus on risk transfer products that help to accelerate and de-risk the move towards a low carbon economy, …

Prince Charles Launches Partnership with Insurance Industry to Tackle Climate Change

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales launched his Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Insurance Task Force during a visit today at Lloyd’s. The SMI Insurance Task Force, convened by Prince Charles and chaired by Lloyd’s, is comprised of executives from …

Canada Faces Mega-Hurricanes if Climate Change Pushes Storms North: Swiss Re Warns

Climate change is making hurricanes bigger and stronger, and it may soon push them farther north. Yet Canada’s homeowners, businesses and insurers underestimate that escalating risk, according to one of the world’s leading reinsurance firms. Overall, the northern nation has …