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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
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What Happens When the Green New Deal Meets the Old Green Laws?

This article assesses how the Green New Deal, and particularly renewable energy, will fare under current siting and environmental protection statutory regimes and concludes that for the Green New Deal to success in its renewable energy and infrastructure goals, these regulatory regimes will need to tolerate more streamlined, top-down, preemptive…
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Breaking the Cycle of Flood-Rebuild-Repeat: Local and State Options to Improve Substantial Damage and Improvement Standards in the National Flood Insurance Program

This paper discusses the substantial improvement/damage (SI/SD) standard in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which requires property owners making significant improvements or repairs to structures in areas most vulnerable to flooding to take certain measures to mitigate their risk. It also surveys more rigorous SI/SD standards adopted by NFIP…
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Heat in US Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change

"The implications of climate change for corrections have been largely disregarded by both correctional administrators and public officials working on climate adaptation policy. This paper begins the process of connecting the discussions of climate policy and correctional policy. It provides an overview of the correctional sector and its specific vulnerabilities…
Daniel Holt
August 1, 2015