October 10, 2019 Articles

Coverage Issues for Climate Change Claims

An examination of whether climate change is a risk that can, and should, be covered by insurance.

By Karin S. Aldama, Tred R. Eyerly, and Rina Carmel [1]

The Earth’s climate is changing. This article discusses whether this is a risk that can, and should, be covered by insurance. Few coverage cases to date have addressed the issue, but that could change as underlying climate change suits are filed, including by young people who face an uncertain future. This article also highlights some of the public policy issues that might come into play, given the global importance of the underlying issue.

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