Topic: Climate Change

NAIC Considers Climate Change Measures

A white paper examining the potential impact of climate change on the insurance industry has recently been approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (“NAIC”) Climate Change and Global Warming Task Force (the “Task Force”).  The white paper is intended to begin a process of encouraging, or even requiring, insurers to address climate change risk in order to protect consumer and insurer solvency. 

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Sen. Lieberman and Sen. Warner Introduce America’s Climate Security Act of 2007

Last month, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I. CT) and Sen. John Warner (R. VA), respectively the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection, formally introduced to Congress “America’s Climate Security Act of 2007”, which if enacted, would empower the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a Federal program whereby the Environmentally Protection Agency would have the duty and authority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. 

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