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How Insurers Can Step Up On Climate Change

 Thursday, April 29, 2021

 Insurance Thought Leadership

Insurance sector communities have invaluable expertise and resources to address society’s climate challenges, but that experience is not fully understood or harnessed into the mainstream climate, sustainable development and finance agenda.

The United Nations’ 26th conference on climate change, known as COP26, is a strategic opportunity to finally and comprehensively bridge this gap.

With COP26 drawing ever nearer, the insurance industry has a gilt-edged opportunity to recapture its historic role as a key commercial shepherd of social transition and gain a seat at the main table in Glasgow.

Not since the age of industrialization has global society faced a challenge on the scale of climate change, and the insurance sector is uniquely placed to play a leading role in forging a workable solution; in fact, it is a challenge we are duty-bound to accept.

When the Paris accord was adopted by 196 nations in 2015, the annual COP meetings instantly became the focal point of global efforts to tackle climate change.
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