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Comments to FERC on One-Time Informational Reports on Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessments

In these comments, EDF and the Sabin Center support the Commission’s proposal to require transmission providers to file one-time informational reports describing their current or planned policies and processes for conducting extreme weather vulnerability assessments. In promulgating a final rule, EDF and the Sabin Center recommend that the Commission supplement…
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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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Comments to the SEC from Climate Scientists/Experts on Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

These comments from 15 climate scientists and experts discuss the science of climate change detection and attribution—the body of research that helps to characterize the role of human activity in climate change—as well as how models are used to develop climate change projections. The goal of these comments is to…
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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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Comments to Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council on Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions

In the normal course of operation for federal procurement under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), care is taken to structure purchases and contracts consistent with principles of efficiency, risk management, and cost minimization. Existing procedures, however, do not yet incorporate and manage financial risks posed by the consequences of climate…