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Climate Risk: A Legal and Insurance Perspective

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Climate change poses a real risk for businesses. A number of risks - such as extreme weather events, water shortages and supply chain disruptions - are expected to increase as the climate continues to change. With increased legal liability and growing insurance costs, businesses will need to manage this uncertainty from both legal and insurance perspectives. Furthermore, stakeholders are increasingly expressing concerns surrounding climate risk, encouraging businesses to mitigate risk and adapt to a changing climate. The goal of this webinar is to educate businesses on climate risk, and discuss strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

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Laura Zizzo is a lawyer and strategic advisor with over a decade of experience leading organizations towards a low-carbon and climate-adapted future through the application of law and policy. Laura started her legal career with a prominent Bay Street law firm before founding the first law firm in Canada focused on climate change in 2009. In 2015 she founded a strategic consultancy focused on advising public and private sector clients on climate risks.

She is a frequent writer and speaker on the move to the low-carbon economy and has become a leading voice on the legal imperative to adapt to climate change. Laura has contributed to numerous research and policy papers on legal liability related to climate change adaptation, the use of existing legal mechanisms to address climate change, and the role of markets and flexibility mechanisms in driving emissions reductions.

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