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EBC Climate Change Program Series: Part Three – Insurance Industry Perspective on Risk Related to Climate Change for Coastal New England

July 12, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110

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While the potential impacts of climate change on the coastlines of New England have been well studied, new research continues to provide valuable information for assessing how we can quantify and respond to those impacts and begin to address uncertainties in extent and timing.

This EBC series of three programs will examine the latest scientific research on sea level rise and the influence of climate change on storms, provide overviews of regional modeling studies, summarize the latest strategies for adaptation planning and provide examples of ongoing adaptation efforts, and provide an insurance industry perspective on approaching risk and uncertainty.

The third program in the series will provide three perspectives from the insurance industry. Dr. Peter Sousounis of AIR Worldwide will discuss the catastrophe models used to define risk. Dr. Louis Gritzo will discuss how FM Global, a commercial insurance company, is managing the risk and uncertainty of climate change.  Finally Max Messervy of Ceres will discuss impacts to the underwriting and investment businesses for the industry at large.

The first program in the series was held on:

And the second program in the series was held on:

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair

  • Kelly Knee, Director – Coastal Hazards, RPS ASA


  • Dr. Peter Sousounis, Director of Meteorology, AIR Worldwide
  • Dr. Louis Gritzo, Vice President of Research, FM Global
  • Stuart Keller, Vice President of Operations, FM Global
  • Max Messervy, Manager, Ceres Insurance Program

Visit the Presentations section of the EBC website to view the available presentations from this program.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Program Series Part 3 – Insurance Industry Perspective on Risk Related to Climate Change