Extreme weather ‘has caused $1.7tn climate risk gap’

Natural disasters and extreme weather have created a global climate risk protection gap of $1.7 trillion (£1.3tn) over the last decade. That’s according to insurance industry network ClimateWise, which suggests this figure arises from just 30% of catastrophic losses having been insured. The group suggests 2017 is on track to become one of the most […]

Energy sector must be prepared for climate change

The World Energy Council suggests the energy industry needs to be ready for extreme weather events caused by the increase in global temperatures. According to its ‘Road to Resilience’ report, the number of extreme weather events have increased more than four times from 38 in 1980 to 174 in 2014 and “many more” are expected […]

Energy infrastructure at risk from extreme weather

Electricity and gas infrastructure in many parts of the UK are under threat from extreme weather conditions, according to the Environment Agency’s head of climate change. Malcolm Fergusson issued the warning at the launch this week of The Greening Campaign, a drive to involve communities in climate change adaptation. Fergusson said: “A lot of our […]