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Announcing the Electric Resilience Toolkit

This blog introduces the Electric Resilience Toolkit, a platform designed to provide engagement-focused information for use directly in regulatory proceedings to support well-designed climate resilience planning by electric utilities. The toolkit is available at: https://www.icrrl.org/electric-resilience-toolkit/
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How a Proposed Department of Labor Rule Would Help Protect Retirement Savings From Climate Risk

This blog explains how a Department of Labor proposal would help protect Americans’ retirement savings by highlighting the financial relevance of climate change; undoing harmful Trump administration rules; affirming that fiduciaries should consider ESG factors like climate change when relevant to investment risk-return analysis; applying the same rational principles to…
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OSHA Takes Important First Steps to Address Growing Risks of Heat to Workers

As climate change intensifies heat-related risks in the workplace, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is developing regulations that would provide critical protections for workers from heat hazards in indoor and outdoor settings — a process that should incorporate consideration of climate impacts and the firsthand expertise of affected…
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Climate Change Comes to Insurance

This opinion piece explains the risks climate change poses to insurers, both as underwriters and as investors. It argues that it is necessary to align incentives in the insurance industry to prevent widespread defaults that would leave policyholders unprotected and examine areas where risks are distributed inequitably.
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Mandating Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Risk (Blog)

This blog outlines reasons for supporting the SEC’s plan to propose a rule requiring standardized climate risk disclosures and provides several recommendations for how the SEC should build its institutional knowledge as it designs and enforces a climate risk disclosure regime, drawing on a forthcoming paper in the N.Y.U. Journal…