Global Week of Action Calls on Insurance Companies to Take Urgent Climate Action

The insurance industry holds the key to a safer, prosperous future if they act now. Over 100 roups in over 27 countries across 5 continents are holding over 80 demonstrations, marches, direct actions and events this week with a clear message: Insure Our Future, not fossil fuels. The insurance industry is uniquely positioned to drive …

REPORT: Risk Exposure: The Insurers Secretly Backing The Methane Gas Boom in the U.S. Gulf South

At least 35 different insurance companies are responsible for underwriting liquified methane export terminal projects across the U.S Gulf South, according to a report by Rainforest Action Network and Public Citizen. The analysis, based on documents obtained through open record requests, details the insurance coverage for existing and projected methane gas infrastructure that, if built, will export the …

Risk Exposure: The Insurers Secretly Backing The Methane Gas Boom in the U.S. Gulf South

Report with FOIA information reveals which insurers are part of the biggest fossil fuel buildout of this generation Houston, Texas –  At least 35 different insurance companies are responsible for underwriting liquified methane export terminal projects across the U.S Gulf South, according to a report released today by Rainforest Action Network and Public Citizen. The …

Climate & Frontline Groups Demand Banks, Insurance & Private Equity End LNG Backing

Over 100 frontline and climate groups have written to the biggest banks, insurance companies and private equity backing liquefied methane gas (LNG), demanding they follow the dramatic change in US policy on the sector and to end their financial support. The organizations, including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and Friends …

Insurance Certificate Obtained by FOIA Challenges Companies’ Climate Commitments

Chubb, Liberty Mutual, Sompo revealed as insurers on Rio Grande Valley Methane Projects (Brownsville, Texas) A recent Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Chubb, Liberty Mutual, and Sompo are the insurers behind the Rio Grande LNG project, a proposed methane gas export terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast that would annually emit the equivalent to 44 …

Insurers Must Honor the COP28 Agreement

In response to the COP28 agreement to transition away from fossil fuels, Mary Sweeters, Senior Strategist with Insure Our Future, said: “The agreement from nearly 200 countries at COP28 calling for a transition away from fossil fuels affirms what scientists have been saying for years: to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we cannot …

Insurance Capital of the World Called out for Fueling the End of the World; Connecticut Insurer among 10 Worst Fossil Fuel Insurers Globally

Fifty years after the insurance industry first warned about the impact of climate change, it is continuing to fuel the climate emergency. Today, the international Insure Our Future coalition launched its seventh annual insurance scorecard, analyzing 30 leading global insurers on their fossil fuel and climate policies. It finds insurers are not doing nearly enough. So much …

Pollution Premiums: U.S. Insurers Make Families Pay for Soaring Climate Costs

Fifty years after the industry first warned about the growing risks of climate change it continues to provide insurance that allows new fossil fuel projects to go ahead. Insurers are abandoning customers affected by climate risks, yet most continue to fuel the climate emergency by providing cover for increased oil and gas production. Read the …

Insurers Withdraw Cover for Climate Risks while Backing Increased Fossil Fuel Production, Industry Must Act to Support 1.5°C Climate Target After 50 Years of Failure

Global, 9 November 2023 – Fifty years after the insurance industry first warned about the impact of climate change it is continuing to fuel the climate emergency, the Insure Our Future campaign warns today in its seventh annual scorecard on insurers’ climate policies. The growing frequency and severity of floods, hurricanes, wildfires, droughts and other …

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Insurance Giants Deeply Involved in Underwriting U.S. Coal, Undermining Public Net Zero Commitments

Washington, D.C., 28 September 2023 – New Report shows AIG, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s of London, Swiss Re, and Zurich insure at least 41% of U.S. coal output, sometimes violating internal policies aimed at slowing climate change. Global insurance giants continue to underwrite U.S. coal production at alarming rates. While more and more insurance companies are …

Open Letter Calls on Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain, As Key Pipeline Insurance Policy Expires

Indigenous, environmental, and climate groups sent an open letter to twenty insurance companies that have failed to rule out insuring the Trans Mountain pipeline network.

15th Insurer Rules out Coverage for the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Lloyd’s of London syndicate Cincinnati Global Underwriting has ruled out insuring the existing Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

International Pressure Escalates on Trans Mountain Insurers as Renewal Deadline Looms

14 Insurers To Date Have Ruled Out Trans Mountain; 25 Actions Across 4 Continents Call for Remaining Insurers to Drop the Pipeline as Company Faces August 31 Deadline Photos will be available here (password: ranguest) June 16, 2021—As the Trans Mountain pipeline attempts to secure insurance coverage for 2021-2022, Indigenous Peoples, communities, and climate activists …

With New Policy, The Hanover Insurance Group Starts to Exit Coal and Tar Sands

Hanover has committed to cease new investments in many coal and tar sands companies and partly divest from these sectors by 2025.

Indigenous Environmental Network: Biden Revokes Keystone XL, Indigenous Leaders Celebrate and Push for Stronger Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Jennifer K. Falcon, [email protected], +1 218-760-9958 Bemidji, MN (January 20, 2021) – Today, President Biden officially revoked the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This tar sands project, owned by TC Energy, has been challenged by the Indigenous Environmental Network since its first permit hearings back in 2010. While this is a …

Lloyd’s Adopts New Fossil Fuel Policy; U.S. Insurers Under Pressure

Lloyd’s announcement highlights the ever-growing gap between U.S. insurance companies and their global peers on climate action.

Indigenous, Climate Activists Demand Liberty Mutual Stop Insuring Destructive Tar Sands Pipelines

Boston, MA (October 2, 2020)—Activists took to the streets today to demand that Liberty Mutual stop insuring and investing in the pipelines that devastate Indigenous rights and the environment. Liberty is backing the expansion of tar sands pipelines across North America, including the controversial Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipelines. Tar sands are among the …

140+ Groups Call on Trans Mountain’s Insurers to Drop the Pipeline

Today, 140 organizations representing 24 million people sent a letter to insurers of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

MetLife Becomes the First Major U.S. Life Insurer to Adopt a Policy on Coal and Tar Sands

The NYC-based life insurance giant is joining a global movement of insurers shifting capital out of coal and tar sands.

Who’s Insuring the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

A new campaign is demanding these companies respect Indigenous rights and drop their coverage.

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