NEW REPORT: U.S. Insurance Companies Undermine Climate Targets by Supporting Oil & Gas Expansion and Providing a Last Lifeline to Coal

The U.S. insurance industry is undermining efforts to meet climate targets by continuing to support new oil and gas production, the Insure Our Future campaign reveals today in its fifth annual scorecard on insurers’ climate policies.

AXIS Capital Becomes First North American Insurer To Commit To Coal Phaseout

In a first for a North American insurers, AXIS Capital commits to stop insuring companies developing coal infrastructure and phase out all coal business in line with a 1.5ºC pathway.

First North American insurer confirms it will not support destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Contact : Tim Woody, (907) 223-2443, tim_woody@tws.org Gwich’in Steering Committee 60 Hall St., Fairbanks, AK 99701 – (907) 458-8264 AXIS Capital’s announcement against insuring Arctic drilling follows recent flawed, rushed and likely illegal lease sale FAIRBANKS, ALASKA (January 15, 2021) – AXIS Capital—one of the world’s leading insurers with $25.6 billion in assets and offices across North America—confirmed in …

In Industry First, 60 Companies Call on U.S. Insurers to Drop Fossil Fuels

Washington, DC (September 17, 2020)—Nearly 60 businesses from across the country issued a statement today calling on the US insurance industry to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuels driving climate change. Signatories include Ben & Jerry’s, Aspen Skiing Company, Burton Snowboards, Patagonia, Bigelow Tea, and Seventh Generation. This marks the first time that …

Are U.S. Insurers Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels?

In the last six months of 2019, four U.S. insurance companies took encouraging action to limit coal insurance, directly citing the risks of climate change to the economy and society.

What will 2020 bring for coal insurance?

The insurance industry’s shift away from coal, the biggest source of CO2 emissions, is accelerating. When we launched our 2019 coal insurance scorecard in early December, we were excited to see that since April 2017, 17 insurers had withdrawn from the coal sector. What used to be a European phenomenon had also ignited action among …

AXIS Capital Adopts New Fossil Fuel Policy

Slowly but surely, climate ambition is growing among the U.S. insurance industry. AXIS’ policy is the strongest one yet for a U.S. insurer, as it applies to both tar sands and coal

Axis Capital Becomes First U.S. Insurer to Restrict Both Coal and Tar Sands

According to the new policy, AXIS will not provide insurance or facultative reinsurance for new thermal coal or tar sands extraction and pipeline projects and their dedicated infrastructure. It will also end coverage for companies generating at least 30% of their revenues from thermal coal mining, producing at least 30% of their power from coal, or holding more than 20% of their reserves in tar sands.

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