Climate Change Liability Risk: A Rising Tide of Litigation
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Climate change litigation is on the rise. With a number of watershed legal battles having already been fought in early 2020, the liability risks associated with climate change are being brought into sharp focus for many organizations.

Join us for the next installment of our Climate Risk webcast series where we will be hearing from Nigel Brook, a leading international insurance lawyer who is actively engaged in cutting edge work relating to the liability risks generated by climate change.

Through this webcast you will gain an understanding of:

– The types of climate change liability risks financial firms face
– What this means for evaluating the risks and value of counterparties

Read the Clyde & Co report that inspired this webcast: Climate Change–The Evolving Landscape of Litigation

See Clyde & Co’s most recent report: New Liability Risks to Businesses, Directors and Officers


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Nigel Brook, Partner at Clyde & Co LLP

Nigel has been a partner at Clyde & Co since 1985 and heads the firm's reinsurance team. An international insurance and reinsurance disputes specialist with over 30 years' experience, Nigel is considered by many to be one of the top insurance lawyers worldwide.

He leads Clyde & Co’s global campaign on Resilience and Climate Change Risk, building a body of know-how and raising awareness of climate-related legal duties and potential liabilities. Nigel is a member of the Law, Regulation and Resilience Policies Working Group of the Insurance Development Forum – a public/private partnership seeking to optimize and extend the use of insurance and the industry's risk management capabilities to protect those most vulnerable to disasters. He co-authored the firm's 2018 Reports on Parametric Insurance and Inclusive Insurance – exploring the role of innovative risk transfer in closing the global protection gap – and has authored and edited Clyde & Co's 2018/19 series of reports on the rising tide of Climate Change liability and duties of care.

Wynne Lawrence, Senior Associate at Clyde & Co LLP

Wynne is a Senior Associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance disputes team at Clyde & Co and a founder member of the firm’s cross-disciplinary Resilience and Climate Change Risk practice group. She regularly speaks on the topic of climate change liability risk, including as part of Clyde & Co’s 2020 collaboration with Chapter Zero, the Director’s Climate Forum, workshopping climate risk and liability scenarios for directors and officers.

Wynne was lead author on the Insurance Development Forum’s 2019 report on technology and the protection gap, examining how sovereigns and sub-sovereigns can deploy remote sensing and other technologies to build a better understanding of weather and disaster risk.

Wynne leads Clyde & Co’s global resilience associates group, drawing together expertise and insights from diverse practice areas and jurisdictions in Clyde & Co’s international network for thought leadership pieces, pro bono activities, and client seminars focused on corporate climate change risk and resilience.

Jo Paisley, Co-President of GARP Risk Institute

Jo Paisley is Co-President of the GARP Risk Institute (GRI), the thought leadership of GARP. Set up in early 2018, the Institute works across all risk disciplines, with Jo’s focus to date on climate risk management and scenario analysis, stress testing and operational resilience.

Her career began at the Bank of England where she worked in a variety of roles, across macroeconomics, statistics, supervision and risk. Her last role was as a Director of the Supervisory Risk Specialists Division within the Prudential Regulation Authority, where she was heavily involved in the design and execution of the UK’s first concurrent stress test in 2014.

She left the Bank in 2015 and joined HSBC as their Global Head of Stress Testing. She has also worked as an independent stress testing consultant, advising firms on how to get the most value out of stress testing.

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