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How the P&C industry can step up after the UN’s latest climate change warning

March 20, 2023 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The world keeps inching toward a dangerous climate threshold, but if swift action on greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions are taken in all sectors, including insurance, it’s possible to avert catastrophic warming, a new report said.   There may be more

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Study links major floods in North America and Europe to “multi-decade ocean patterns,” says number of major floods has not increased overall

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of major floods in natural rivers across Europe and North America has not increased overall during the past 80 years, rather the occurrence of major flooding in these two continents often varies with North Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns.

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Alberta minister says province ‘still standing’ on Day 2 of carbon tax

January 3, 2017 Rob Drinkwater - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the province was “still standing” a day after its carbon tax took effect, and Albertans who opposed the levy could start seeing rebate cheques within days. But Opposition Wildrose critic Don MacIntyre

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Challenging Climate

August 1, 2016 Thomas Coleman, Chief Research Officer; and Alex LaPlante, Research Associate, Global Risk Institute

The world’s insurance industry is inherently susceptible to climate change-related risks. However, being so deeply integrated in society means insurers are well-positioned to promote global resilience to climate change through implementing related risk management and mitigation processes, as well as through continued international collaboration.