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Comments on the CEQ’s NEPA Guidance on Consideration of GHG Emissions and Climate Change

These comments offer support and provide recommendations for the adoption of CEQ’s interim guidance, which will improve federal decision-making by ensuring that federal agencies fully and accurately account for climate change in environmental reviews as legally required under the National Environmental Policy Act.
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Catastrophe Bonds

Catastrophe bonds are the most well-known type of ILS to transfer catastrophe risk to capital market investors and the second-largest according to volume. The first catastrophe bonds were issued in the mid-1990s and the market has been steadily growing since that time. This primer explains the general mechanics of catastrophe…
Carolyn Kousky
September 20, 2022
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Parametric Insurance for Disasters

The concept of parametric insurance, while not new, is getting increased attention as a way to provide faster and more flexible funds to victims of disasters and as a tool to provide post-disaster funds for emerging and otherwise difficult-to-insure risks. There is also hope that parametric policies can broaden disaster…
Carolyn Kousky
September 20, 2022
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Summary Report: Workshop on Physical Climate Risk and the United States Financial System

In May 2022, CarbonPlan, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), and the Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law (ICRRL) co-convened a Chatham House Rule workshop to better understand how climate science is used in risk assessment and decision-making across the financial sector. Pursuant to the rule, the meeting organizers and…
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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:
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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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Comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Climate Impact Analysis in Natural Gas Project Reviews

These comments recommend that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) supplement its draft policy statement on natural gas project reviews with additional guidance on the evaluation of climate impacts on projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Holistic, specific, and actionable climate impact analysis is necessary to meet NEPA’s…