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Southwestern N.L. mayor says climate change talks needed after another dump of rain

November 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it’s time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

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How much Intact has improved its personal property loss ratio

November 15, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As home insurance prices continue to climb, Intact Financial Corp. reported an underwriting profit in personal property in the latest quarter, despite higher-than-normal weather catastrophe losses. The personal property line “should operate” with combined ratios below 95% “even with severe

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How much are reinsurers underestimating climate change risk?

October 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Global reinsurers could be underestimating climate change exposure by up to 50%, according to a recent analysis by S&P Global Ratings.  “Our scenario analysis suggests that reinsurers’ estimates of their exposure to natural catastrophe risk — and therefore physical climate

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Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

October 15, 2021 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada is nearly doubling its target to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as it prepares to sign a new global pledge at next month’s climate talks in Scotland. The colourless and odourless gas amounts

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Montreal-made website uses AI to show impacts of climate change on any address

October 14, 2021 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Imagine Parliament Hill blanketed in orange skies, floodwaters climbing the sides of BC Place stadium or a thick layer of smog fogging the view of Halifax from Citadel Hill. These are all scenes depicted on a website published

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How insurers plan to advocate for climate adaptation in federal election

August 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Adapting properties and communities to be more resilient to climate-related disasters should be a federal election issue, an Insurance Bureau of Canada official told Canadian Underwriter Monday. “We will be very active throughout the federal election in advocating for adaptation

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How P&C insurers are using their muscle to reduce carbon

June 2, 2021 by David Gambrill

Global P&C insurers are not only setting ambitious carbon reduction targets for themselves, but they are also using their investment clout to restrict cover for high polluters in the oil and gas sectors, a commentary released by DBRS Morningstar Wednesday

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The future of carbon removal insurance: As big as oil and gas?

April 1, 2021 by David Gambrill

Carbon removal is poised to become a booming industry over the next 30 years, providing an opportunity for innovative P&C insurers to pioneer in carbon removal insurance products, Swiss Re’s chief risk officer predicts. “By 2050, the industry of carbon

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Aviva Canada wants to talk to you about reducing your carbon footprint

March 8, 2021 by David Gambrill

Aviva plc has set an aggressive target to become a net zero carbon emissions company by 2040. “Aviva is taking bold steps to help tackle the climate crisis,” Amanda Blanc, Aviva Group’s CEO, said when announcing the 2040 Net Zero

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Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener, more reliable electricity

February 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Brett Dolter, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Regina; Blake Shaffer,

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Bank of Canada and OSFI team up for pilot project on climate change risk

November 18, 2020 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada’s top central banker is making a plea for the country to more quickly address the impacts of climate change to avoid any economic ripple effects on households and businesses. Tiff Macklem made the case in a speech

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Rapid-intensity Hurricane Laura ultimately headed for Newfoundland

August 26, 2020 by David Gambrill

The path of Hurricane Laura — which is currently located off the U.S. Gulf Coast and described as one of the fastest-intensifying storms in history — is tracking to hit St. John’s, Nfld., next Monday as a post-tropical storm, according