Organization: FM Global
- Dr. Lou Gritzo, Vice President, Head of Research, FM Global
- Jeremy Oppenheim, McKinsey’s Global Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice, Leader of New Climate Economy Project
- Prof. Roger Pielke Jr., Professor & Director of Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at University of Colorado
- Prof. Tim Palmer, Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, Oxford University
- Prof. Peter J. Webster, Professor, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Changes in the climate have the potential to produce significant changes in the risk posed by natural hazards around the world. As highlighted in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the current state of knowledge on climate science, and hence the risk climate change poses, is clouded with uncertainty. In this session, the current factual understanding of climate change and its impact on the frequency and severity of major natural hazards will be reviewed by experts in climate science, economic trends, and business resilience. The focus will be on how public policy makers, business leaders, and researchers can translate the current science into action and collaborate to accelerate the understanding of the evolving risk.