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Comments to the FDIC on Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions

These comments to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) support the FDIC's draft principles on banks' management of climate-related financial risks, and offer recommendations for the FDIC as it continues building on these principles with more detailed guidance. The comments recommend that the FDIC consider: (1) providing more detail on…
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Testimony of Stephanie Jones on OSHA Initiatives to Protect Workers From Heat-Related Hazards

This testimony from an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stakeholder meeting supports OSHA’s efforts to develop strong heat protections for workers, including rulemaking to establish a heat standard as well as complementary research, education, and enforcement initiatives. It recommends that OSHA incorporate thorough and reliable information on climate impacts…
Stephanie Jones
May 3, 2022
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Evaluating Climate Risk in NEPA Reviews: Current Practices and Recommendations for Reform

This report finds that in order to meet the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirement that federal agencies take a “hard look” at the environmental effects of proposed actions, agencies must consider how the changing weather and environmental conditions brought by climate change might impact an action and alter its…
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Comments to the OCC on Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Banks

These comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) support the OCC's draft principles on banks' management of climate-related financial risks, and offer recommendations for the OCC as it continues building on these principles with more detailed guidance. The comments recommend that the OCC consider: (1) providing…
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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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Comments on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings (EDF, Institute for Policy Integrity)

These comments support an advance notice of proposed rulemaking by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) as an important step in OSHA’s efforts to develop strong heat stress protections for workers. The comments recommend that OSHA consider climate change amplification of occupational heat risks and the…
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Comments on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings (Sabin Center)

These comments support an advance notice of proposed rulemaking by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) on heat injury and illness prevention in outdoor and indoor work settings. The comments emphasize the importance of this initiative in combatting extreme heat, the most lethal climate disaster of…
Jacob Elkin
December 14, 2021
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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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First-of-Its-Kind Insurance Report Confronts Climate Risk

This blog analyzes the recommendations in a report from the Climate Insurance Working Group, convened by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to the state’s Department of Insurance, local and state policy-makers, and the insurance industry regarding the role of insurance in addressing risks from climate-fueled wildfires, floods and extreme heat.
Katelyn Roedner
July 23, 2021