Insurance and Risk Management Services for Managing Climate Change Risk: Financing a Clean Energy Growth Economy

The Conference Board of Canada, 13 pages, January 21, 2019
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This is the third briefing in a series on how the transition to a clean energy growth economy with lower GHG emissions will be financed.

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According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian insurers are now facing claims on natural catastrophes (floods, forest fires, and other extreme weather events) of approximately $1 billion annually—up from $400 million annually in earlier decades. This third briefing outlines how future government spending on flood relief and recovery could be contained through concerted action on a combination of factors. It also suggests how insurers can help manage risks related to climate change, and to underpin the transition to a clean growth economy. The briefing's takeaway is that new risk management products are emerging—and will emerge—that can help to share and manage the insurable risks of climate change and adaptation.

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