Economy & Business

"Treasury To Insurers: Divulge Your Climate Risks"

"The Biden administration launched an unprecedented effort Tuesday to analyze how climate change is affecting property insurance costs and availability. The move comes as homeowners face soaring premiums in several states and dwindling insurance options."

Source: E&E News, 10/19/2022

"White House Planning Oil Reserve Release Announcement This Week"

"The Biden administration is moving toward a release of at least another 10 million to 15 million barrels of oil from the nation’s emergency stockpile in a bid to balance markets and keep gasoline prices from climbing further, according to people familiar with the matter."

Source: Bloomberg, 10/18/2022
November 11, 2022 to November 12, 2022

GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change

Hosted online and in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt alongside COP27, this hybrid Global Landscapes Forum event will seek answers on how to build a low-carbon economy that puts people and nature first. Simultaneous interpretation available  (EN|FR|ES).


"20 Nations at High Risk From Global Warming Might Halt Debt Payments"

"Twenty countries most vulnerable to climate change are considering halting their repayment of $685 billion in collective debt, loans that they say are an “injustice,” Mohamad Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, said on Friday."

Source: NYTimes, 10/17/2022

"Weak Florida Planning Law Boosted Ian’s Destructive Power"

"Could the [Fort Meyers] region have been spared some of the damage with more aggressive planning and zoning? “Yes,” planners and resilience experts say. Sound land use planning builds stronger communities — physically, socially and politically. Yet Florida lawmakers effectively killed the state’s ability to check urban sprawl a decade ago with the passage of a reform measure called the 2011 Community Planning Act."

Source: E&E News, 10/14/2022

"World’s Big Polluters Talk Up Net-Zero With Little to Show"

"When it comes to net-zero, a lot of companies are more talk than action. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Climate Action 100+, an investor alliance with combined assets of more than $68 trillion, which shows that promises by major corporate emitters to achieve net-zero targets are “not matched by the development and implementation of credible decarbonization strategies.”"

Source: Bloomberg, 10/14/2022


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