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Warming Arctic Is Key to Understanding Climate Change Risks, Experts Say

HONG KONG/BRUSSELS – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader and a polar explorer told the Reuters Next conference on Monday [Jan. 11]. With climate …

Earth Draws Closer to Climate Change Tipping Points After Another Year of Record Heat

Another year of record-high heat punctuated a decade-long increase in global temperatures that has placed the Earth’s economies dangerously close to climate tipping points. Those are the conclusions published Friday by European Union scientists. Despite pandemic-induced lockdowns of the global …

AXA’s Chief Risk and Investment Officer Says Biodiversity Loss Among ‘Very Top Risks’

AXA Group’s chief risk and investment officer, Alban de Mailly Nesle is required to ponder myriad dangers to the Paris-based insurer and its 830 billion-euro ($995 billion) asset management arm. He says one of the greatest and most under-appreciated threats …

Canada’s Banks, Insurers to Participate in Pilot Climate Risk Project

Some of Canada’s largest banks and insurers are set to participate in a pilot project to better understand the risks to the financial system from the transition to a low-carbon economy, Canada’s central bank and financial regulator said on Monday. …

Analysis: Exit from Paris Agreement Creates Climate Liability for U.S. Businesses

The outcome of the U.S. general election is not yet clear. What’s been obvious for months is that climate change was on the ballot, and the U.S. election matters for global climate action. And one thing is certain: The U.S. …

Australian Pension Fund Agrees to Settle Landmark Climate Risk Litigation

SYDNEY — One of Australia’s largest pension funds on Monday agreed to settle a landmark climate risk litigation filed by a 25-year-old member who alleged it was failing to protect his retirement savings against climate change. REST acknowledged in a …

More Firms Need to Disclose Potential Financial Hit from Climate Change: Regulator

Too few companies specify their prospective financial hit from climate change under a voluntary global disclosure code that needs wider backing from asset managers and others to be fully effective, a global regulatory body said on Thursday. Climate change can …

Bank of England to Require Company Disclosures on Climate Risks

Current rules on company disclosures to help markets price in risks from climate change will become mandatory, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday. It is the latest push in the financial sector to harmonize standards globally so …

Rooke Appointed Director of Climate Transition Risk at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced the appointment of Tony Rooke as director of Climate Transition Risk in the organization’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH). With many government’s announcing net-zero carbon targets to align with …

Inconsistent Data Hinders Climate Risk Comparisons for Insurers, Banks: Regulator

Comparing how banks and insurers from different countries cope with climate change is being hampered by a lack of consistent data, the Financial Stability Board said on Wednesday. Regulators are asking financial firms to gauge “physical” and “transition” risks from …