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Study: World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

May 19, 2020 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KENSINGTON, Md. – The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found. But with life and heat-trapping gas levels inching back toward normal, the brief pollution

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Considering your climate risks? The solvency regulator is, too…

March 3, 2020 by David Gambrill

Climate change risk is very much on the radar of Canada’s solvency regulator. In a mid-February speech to the 17th Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Jeremy Rudin, Canada’s superintendent of financial institutions, outlined three climate-related

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Why insurers aren’t getting much traction with Canadian businesses on climate change

February 13, 2020 by Adam Malik

Canadian industries have a silo-ed approach to preparing for climate change, which is working against the Canadian P&C insurance industry’s desire to address climate change loss exposures and manage catastrophes, a pair of experts told a recent conference. For example,

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Why P&C will need to lead the charge on climate change action

February 12, 2020 by Adam Malik

If recommendations from a report released last year on sustainable finance are going to succeed, the property and casualty insurance industry is going to play a key role in making it happen, said one expert. There is a lack of

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How climate change may heat up your liability lines

February 7, 2020 by David Gambrill

Look for climate change to heat up Canada’s liability lines over the next 10 years, as lawsuits begin to fly against the alleged corporate perpetrators of greenhouse gas emissions. Climate liability is an emerging risk for Canadian property and casualty

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This is how much severe weather claims could cost in 10 years

February 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Large losses will become larger, and the average annual severe weather claims paid by insurers in Canada could more than double over the next 10 years, according to a new report from the Insurance Institute of Canada. Since 2013, severe

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Is climate change driving up the risk of wildfires in Canada?

January 8, 2020 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canadian wildfire experts say Canada is very vulnerable to the kind of devastating wildfires ravaging Australia right now. More than 12.5 million acres (about 5.1 million hectares) of bushland have burned in Australia since October and prime forest-fire

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‘Growing cost’ of climate change prompts this insurer to stop covering oil sands

January 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The Hartford has added its name to the list of insurers who will not write new business in Canada’s oil sands. Connecticut-based Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced Dec. 20 it will stop insuring companies that generate more than 25%

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Executive Outlook 2020 | Louis Gagnon, Intact

December 30, 2019 by David Gambrill

Louis Gagnon, President, Canadian Operations, Intact Financial Corporation I see two very important issues for insurance in 2020 — climate change and our ability to adapt; and cyber risk and the increasing need for protection. These challenges create an environment

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What the Bank of Canada sees as “transition risks”

November 22, 2019 Ian Bickis - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz wasn’t asked about climate change risks at a discussion about economic change and emerging risks on Thursday, so he brought them up himself. “It’s about the transition risk, right, as everyone’s portfolio

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More insurers may stop covering oil sands: Environmentalist

October 24, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Expect more insurers to stop covering Canadian oil sands infrastructure and pipeline projects, an environmental advocate suggests. “We have seen a lot of insurance companies, over the last four or five years, adopt coal policies and get out of insuring

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Another insurer to withdraw coverage from oil sands

October 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Starting next year, Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. will stop writing new insurance and facultative reinsurance for oil sands extraction and pipeline projects. Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis writes commercial specialty and reinsurance. Its new thermal coal and oil sands underwriting and investment