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BMA Publishes Climate Change Survey Report

BMA Publishes Climate Change Survey Report

“The topic of climate change is a high priority for a broad range of insurance companies, no longer being considered by only a niche sector in the market,” according to a climate change report published by the Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA]. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Monetary Authority [Authority or BMA] published the results... Read more of this article

EY Aims To Be Carbon Negative In 2021

EY Aims To Be Carbon Negative In 2021

EY announced a “new goal to be carbon negative in 2021 and net zero in 2025, an integral part of EY’s commitment to sustainability and to create long-term value for all stakeholders.” A spokesperson said, “Following the milestone of reaching carbon neutrality in December 2020, EY will focus on significantly reducing absolute emissions... Read more of this article

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] confirmed that “2020 ranked as Earth’s second-hottest year on record, knocking 2019 down to the third hottest.” The organisation said, The average land and ocean surface temperature across the globe in 2020 was 1.76 degrees F [0.98 of a degree C] above average — just 0.04 of... Read more of this article

NASA On Hurricane Season & Amazon Fires

NASA On Hurricane Season & Amazon Fires

“Warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean so far in 2020 have set the stage for an active hurricane season and elevated the risk of fires in the southern Amazon,” according to scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. “Variations in ocean sea surface temperatures alter weather... Read more of this article

Webinar On Climate Risk & Resilience Strategies

Webinar On Climate Risk & Resilience Strategies

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] will be hosting a webinar to discuss the latest developments in climate risk & resilience strategies with leaders from the U.S. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] will host a special webinar to explore the latest developments in climate risk and resilience strategies... Read more of this article

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

The Association Of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] will be hosting a Climate Risk Webinar on Monday, June 22 at 11.00am. ABIR said, “Celebrate International Climate Change Day with a Climate Risk Webinar including Bermuda Market Leaders and featuring special guest, Ms. Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Secretary-General, Insurance Development Forum. “The... Read more of this article

Earth Day Marked Virtually During Pandemic

Earth Day Marked Virtually During Pandemic

Virtual activities helped to mark Earth Day today [April 22] as we navigate the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with residents being urged to support environmentally-positive organizations and causes, along with finding other ways to address the threat of climate change. A spokesperson said, “Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this as the... Read more of this article

Climate Wise: Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Climate Wise: Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Climate Wise is working to “engender mass support to change the direction of the planet’s climate crisis” by taking donations and investing them “in projects which make meaningful and certified change to the environment.” A spokesperson said, “Climate Wise announced the launch of an organisation designed to engender mass... Read more of this article

‘Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse’

‘Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse’

Guy Carpenter has released a new report: Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse, which highlights how the “risk landscape for public sector entities is changing at an unparalleled rate.” A spokesperson said, “Severe weather events and demographic challenges are putting an increasing strain on government finances, requiring a... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Students Hold Demonstration

Warwick Academy Students Hold Demonstration

Friday, February 28 marked the 20th consecutive Friday morning that a small group of Warwick Academy students demonstrated on Middle Road to raise awareness about climate change, with the students holding the demonstration before school started. A spokesperson said, “Friday, February 28 marked the 20th consecutive Friday morning that a small... Read more of this article

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. “Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

In an effort to start the new decade on an environmentally friendly note, the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] held an event today [Jan 1], aimed at ensuring 50 trees were planted at various locations across Bermuda in celebration of their 50th anniversary. A Bermuda Climate Action Network spokesperson previously said, “The newly formed Climate Action... Read more of this article

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

The community is invited to join the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] in celebration of their 50th anniversary by planting 50 trees on New Year’s Day at various locations across Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The newly formed Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] supports the National Trust event and encourages people to sign up to help at one of... Read more of this article