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March 19, 2015 – Room 4004

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Introduction of topic and review of current climate disclosure requirements

Speakers

  • Victor B. Flatt (UNC CLEAR)
  • Jessica Grannis (Georgetown Center for Climate Change)

5:00-5:15 p.m.

Federal Update and Impacts

Speakers

  • Sam Medlock, U.S. Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

5:15-6:30 p.m.

State of the climate science in identification of risks; presentation and use of data from national climate center and affiliates

Presentation (PDF)

Speakers

  • Otis Brown (CICS-NC)
  • Ken Kunkel (CICS-NC)

March 20, 2015 - Boardroom

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Need for data and the use of data – refining methodologies for better reliability of risk data; asset vulnerability

Speakers

  • Dr. Gavin Smith (Executive Director, UNC Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters) (Presentation (PDF))
  • Mack Pearsall (CEO, PVC, Inc.)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Climate Change Messaging and the Private Sector

Speakers

  • Michael Vandenbergh (Vanderbilt University Law School and Climate Center)

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Role of insurance commissioners with respect to climate data and risk disclosure

Speakers

  • Mike Kreidler (WA Insurance Commissioner and Chair of Climate Change and Global Warming Working Group)
  • Wayne Goodwin (NC Insurance Commissioner)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Disconnect of climate risk data with insurance and reinsurance

Speakers

  • Don Hornstein (Aubrey Brooks Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law) (Presentation (PDF))

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.

Disconnect of climate risk data with insurance and reinsurance – Panel Discussion

  • Max Messervy (CERES) (Presentation (PDF))
  • Jay L. Bruns III (The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.)
  • Frank Nutter (Reinsurance Association of America)

12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Group Breakout Session

What are the benefits of climate change risk disclosure – to society, government, insurers, private sector property interests (developer and individual)?

Breakout Discussion Leaders

  • Jessica Grannis (GCC)
  • Don Hornstein (UNC CLEAR)
  • Maria Savasta-Kennedy (UNC CLEAR)
  • Amy Pickle (Nicholas Institute – Duke)
  • Victor Flatt (UNC CLEAR)

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Mechanisms for disclosure; compare and contrast federal statutory requirement, state statutory requirement, (model legislation), insurance commission requirements, insurance company internal practices for clients

Facilitated discussion leaders

  • Victor Flatt (UNC CLEAR)
  • Jessica Grannis (GCC)

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Closing Discussions and Recommendations

  • Victor Flatt (UNC CLEAR)
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