Preparing for Climate Impacts
Climate Science and Economic Risk in the Financial Services
The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report highlights the need to reduce emissions immediately to mitigate accelerating physical risks. The financial sector has a key role to play in supporting innovation, and in financing the transition to a low carbon economy. However, policy and action need to be informed by an understanding of the availability and usefulness of climate data and considerations of the interconnectedness of financial ecosystems.
NOAA and Liberty Mutual Insurance partnered to host the Climate and Resilience Risk virtual workshop on October 5th, 2021, that brought together key stakeholders such as governmental representatives, climate experts, and insurance, reinsurance, and finance industry professionals to discuss the policy landscape and explore the challenges with respect to climate data and community impacts of climate change.
Videos From The Program
The videos below were captured from the Climate & Resilience Risk Workshop on October 5, 2021.
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Climate Resilience & Risk Workshop
Introduction to Climate & Resilience Risk Workshop: Senior Leaders Present Climate Resilience Challenges & Opportunities20:47
Rakhi Kumar, of Liberty Mutual Insurance, emceed this workshop and kicks off the event by introducing senior leaders at the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, and Liberty Mutual Insurance who delivered remarks on current and future challenges and seizing opportunities to mitigate them.
Host: Rakhi Kumar, Liberty Mutual Insurance
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