Swiss Re insurance stops covering coal-dependent companies

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The massive insurer is a part of a growing movement finding that fossil fuels are becoming a liability. The Swiss Re insurance giant has implemented a new policy against covering firms highly reliant on coal. As the world works to eliminate coal power, firms are finding that the move is as good for their bottom line as it is for the environment. The insurance industry is starting to see many fossil fuels as a type of reliance too risky to cover. The new Swiss Re insurance coverage policy will refuse…

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Insurance companies to feel climate change effects most, but aren’t investing that way

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Insurers will be hit hardest by rising global temperatures, but their investments aren’t low-carbon. The insurance industry will feel climate change effects more powerfully than most other industries. That said, a new Forbes report suggests insurers are failing to invest into the low-carbon economy. The insurance sector is most threatened by droughts, floods, extreme heat and severe storms. However, the report shows that climate change effects don’t appear to be enough motivation to change investing habits. These firms are some of the largest investors in the world and stand to…

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Climate change will be challenging for insurance companies, says Moody’s

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A new report revealed the impact of warming climates worldwide on the insurance industry. The impact of climate change on the economy will have an increased liability risk for insurance companies. Catastrophes related to extreme weather are becoming more severe and frequent, according to a Moody’s Investors Service report. The report pointed to the rising instance of weather disasters like Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Moody’s Investors Service recently released a report. It investigated the economic aftermath of climate change. Insurance companies will face an increased liability risk from more frequent…

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Climate change and severe weather could increase insurance rates for everyone

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Even homeowners who don’t reside in areas struck by recent hurricanes could feel the pinch. Homeowners across America wouldn’t likely be surprised to hear that climate change and the severe weather coming with it could raise insurance rates in areas like Florida and Texas. That said, just because an area wasn’t struck by Harvey or Irma, it doesn’t mean rates won’t rise there, too. Motorists and homeowners throughout many U.S. states will likely watch premiums rise over the next while. Insurance companies are being increasingly affected by climate change. Severe…

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Climate change may have a higher economic impact than previously believed

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The damage rising global temperatures is causing may become much more expensive than predicted. A recently published report has placed the spotlight on the “urban heat island” effect of climate change. This effect was detailed in the Nature Climate Change journal, revealing that urban centers will see a considerably greater expense from global warming. The report was based on an analysis of 1,692 cities around the world and the impact changing temperatures will have. The analysis determined that the economic impact of climate change may be 2.6 times greater than…

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Climate change challenges getting the best of most insurance companies

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A recent report showed that the majority of insurers are not keeping up with the trends when making investment decisions. When it comes to the climate change challenges faced by insurance companies, many are not being met. In fact, a recent study said 90 percent of insurers are failing in this important area. Insurance companies aren’t considering climate change when they decide on investments, said the report. This information was presented by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project in a report they published. The Asset Owners Disclosure Project conducted the research.…

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Will the global insurance industry save us from climate change?

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Earth Day turned a lot of heads toward the critical environmental issues we’re facing. The global insurance industry has stepped up and has shown that it was listening when scientists around the world made it clear that the top message they wanted to share on Earth Day 2016 was that the planet’s temperatures are rising. Regardless of whether people agree with the cause of the matter, it is happening in a measurable way. Why is the global insurance industry showing concern? For one thing, it’s made up of people who,…

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Climate risk insurance gets $30 million from United States

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The goal of this investment into the coverage is to help to ensure the poor will be protected against changing weather patterns. President Barack Obama recently announced that the United States would be contributing $30 million toward coverage from climate risk insurance programs throughout the Pacific, Central America and Africa. The announcement was made by the president while he attended a meeting in Paris with small island nation leaders. The U.S. Department of State added to the president’s announcement by explaining that these funds are a component of a larger…

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Climate change extremes force the insurance industry to form new strategies

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As the weather breaks away from historical trends and reaches record breaking highs and lows, insurers face increasing costs. Now that climate change has become a measured and broadly accepted occurrence – despite the ongoing controversy surrounding its cause – the insurance industry is finding itself facing the brunt of the costs generated by the damage caused by extreme weather and it is seeking new strategies to reduce those expenses. In order to do this, insurance companies are hoping that efforts can be made to reduce damages in the first…

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Climate change is proving unsettling for insurance agents

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Lloyd’s of London has revealed that it is starting to look into potential catastrophes from the new reality. Lloyd’s of London has just released a document that is rather unsettling to insurance agents in the way that it has shown that it is currently exploring potential apocalyptic disasters that could result from the impact of climate change on the current structure of the world. The report detailed the way that there could essentially be a worldwide meltdown from a food supply chain failure. This was far from the type of…

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