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Campaign Calls on U.S. Insurers to Reject Fossil Fuels

A handful of consumer and climate groups are calling on the insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels as part of a new campaign called Insure Our Future. The entreaty came on the eve of this week’s Global Climate Action Summit, …

Low-Level Airports at Risk from Flooding by Rising Sea Levels: Opinion

The sight of a flooded Kansai International Airport and 3,000 stranded people after Typhoon Jebi slammed into southern Japan this week should be a warning to the world’s infrastructure investors. Airports have been a highly rated asset class over the …

As Arctic Ice Melts, New Energy Shipping Trade Route Opens

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area. This year is likely to …

Cape Town Drought Highlights Water Scarcity Risk to Vulnerable Cities Globally: UBS

Cape Town’s water crisis, which saw the drought-hit city come within 90 days of turning off the taps earlier this year, highlights the threats to South African companies from a repeat event and should serve as a warning to vulnerable …

Report Shows California Wildfires, Climate Change Altering Insurance Landscape

Insurers may be non-renewing more in wildfire-prone areas of California, sending an increasing number of people to the residual market or to surplus lines insurers. A report released on Monday shows that market shares of the FAIR Plan, the state’s …

Report Outlines Climate Change Risks Faced by Insurance Sector

A newly issued report that’s being touted as the “first important review of climate risk by an international financial standard setting body” may get the attention of the insurance community. If it does, mission accomplished. That’s what the report was …

Extreme Weather Risk Grows as Warming Earth Disrupts High-Altitude Winds: Study

Scorching summer heatwaves and downpours are set to become more extreme in the northern hemisphere as global warming makes weather patterns linger longer in the same place, scientists said on Monday. They said there was a risk of “extreme extremes” …

July’s Droughts, Wildfires, Floods Caused Billions in Global Economic Losses: Aon

Many countries across the globe saw worsening in drought-related and wildfire conditions during July, which have led to hundreds of deaths and created a significant financial impact – particularly in the agriculture, forestry, water management and fisheries industries. This was …

Munich Re to Stop Investing in Coal-Related Business, Insuring New Coal-Fired Plants

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, will stop investing in bonds and shares of companies that generate more than 30 percent of their sales with coal-related business, its chief executive said, caving to pressure from investors. “In the individual risk …

Fires, Floods & Heatwaves on 3 Continents: Blame the Jet Stream, a Warming World

Sweltering? Swimming? Choking on wildfire smoke? Blame it on the jet stream and a warming world. Kinked, buckled, stuck or stalled, it doesn’t matter how you describe it, the jet stream — the ribbon of wind that circles the Earth …