Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise Focus of New In-Service Training

In-Service Training #30953 focuses on climate change and sea-level rise. The program includes experts presenting on the science as well as sessions that will aid Extension personnel in assessing how these issues may matter to their clientele and provide insight on how to approach their clientele. The IST will take place in the beautiful and…

Insurance Industry Leader Calls on Insurance Industry to Account for Risk from Climate Change

World-wide insurance industry leader Lloyd’s of London has issued a call for insurers to begin adding the impacts of climate change and sea-level rise into the risk calculations that insurers make when writing policies. In an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Lloyd’s noted that annual average losses had quadrupled from the 80s to the…

In response to Congressional action, NFIP stops planning for rate increases to "grandfathered" properties

Due to inclusion of language in an omnibus funding bill signed by President Obama on January 17, 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released an advisory document which indicates that FEMA has stopped any planning to implement section 207 of the Biggert-Waters Act. Section 207 of BW12 instructed the National Flood Insurance Program to…

FEMA Now Considering Sea-Level Rise in Mitigation Grants

In late December of 2013, FEMA formally announced that it will now allow state, territorial, or tribal applicants for hazard mitigation assistance to include sea-level rise in their applications. Hazard mitigation assistance grant applicants have to demonstrate, via a benefit-cost analysis, that the proposed project will save as much or more money than it costs…