Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review will hold a symposium on “The Public & Private Insurance Implications of Climate Change’s Drastic Challenges” on Nov. 5 2015. The journal seeks proposals for presentations and papers on any topic related to the symposium. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2015. Please see the call for papers for more details.
“The threat of catastrophic damage to property and lives from climate change has focused recent attention on how best to allocate or defray the financial costs of that harm and the insurance implications of anticipatory adaptation. Too often today, the risk of loss lies with the victims. This conference will explore the current ability and future potential of private and social insurance and alternative risk transfer mechanisms such as reinsurance and catastrophe bonds to indemnify catastrophic losses caused by climate change events, and to motivate sustainable adaptation to ever-increasing risks.”