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Organizations Involved: Environmental Defense Fund
Source: Environmental Defense Fund


Climate change-driven events—like heat waves, droughts, floods, and fires—cause damage to communities’ and individuals’ health and safety. But these events also threaten the financial well-being of communities across the U.S. through their impact on markets and local economies. These risks are increasingly visible in the housing and mortgage markets.

In this three-part series, we’ll be breaking down how the climate crisis is creating risk for three key financial systems—and how these risks to the insurance system, the real estate market, and community banking can affect communities.

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