The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

November 24, 2015 10:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY- Addressing the Cost of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2015) - Albertans know first-hand the rising costs of climate change. The Alberta floods of June 2013, the most costly in Canadian history, drove home the need for Canadians to better adapt to severe weather and prepare for the increasing potential for floods. Climate change adaptation will feature prominently at Cop21 in Paris - the insurance industry is responding to address rising global risk with a wide array of solutions.

Canada is the only G7 country without a national flood insurance program. However, we're working on it. Join the Economic Club of Canada to hear Don Forgeron, President and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada, speak on a made-in-Canada approach developed from lessons learned in responding to the 2013 event and researching flood programs around the world.

WHO: Don Forgeron, President and CEO - Insurance Bureau of Canada
WHAT: "Addressing the Cost of Climate Change: Making the Case for a National Flood Program"
DATE: Thursday, November 26nd, 2015
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Westin Edmonton
10135-100 Street, Edmonton

Contact Information

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    Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President
    613-369-4363
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    morano@economicclub.ca