Accounting For Climate Risk

As costs of mitigating and planning for. climate d image continue to rise, so does the cost of doing nothing.  How are governments and investors on the front lines of these decisions reformulating their equations?  Are international development goals being met with actions?  How is new data being used in these calculations?  How expensive is the coast of doing nothing?  

  • Richard Gibson, American Academy of Actuaries, Senior Property and Casualty Fellow 

Richard Gibson, a property/casualty actuary with nearly 40 years of actuarial experience, is the senior property/casualty fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries. He serves as the actuarial profession’s chief public policy liaison on property/casualty issues. Gibson.jpg
In this role, Mr. Gibson communicates the Academy’s work on casualty actuarial issues including cybersecurity, extreme events and climate risk, workers’ compensation, medical professional liability, automobile insurance, and many more P/C issues to public policymakers and the public.




  • Karen C. Sokol, Loyola University School of Law 

Karen Sokol joined the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law faculty in 2009.  Her teaching and research interests include environmental law, torts, products liability, and law and philosophy. loyola-university-new-orleans-karen-sokol_0 Her current scholarship focuses on legal controls on marketing of dangerous products, climate change resilience, particularly for vulnerable countries such as Cuba and India, and, most recently, on the potential for forging more robust environmental and public health protections by incorporating Indian philosophy into Western jurisprudence, law, and policy.  She will spend the spring of 2018 researching in India, supported by a Fulbright Award.

  • George Haddow, Tulane Disaster Resilience Academy

Mr. Haddow is a recognized emergency management subject matter expert, and currently serves on the executive and governing boards of several influential hazard and risk-focused institutes and organizations. He has worked on a range of homeland security and emergency management projects with clients that include FEMA, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, theHumane Society of theUnited States, The World Bank, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and the Global Partnership for Preparedness.