Who Will Pay: Program

 9:45 a.m.       Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:15 a.m.      Welcome to the Law School

10:30 a.m.      Panel One:  Climate Change and Insurance Coverage  

Qihao He, University of Connecticut:  Mitigation of Climate Change and Regulation by Insurance:  A Feasible Proposal for China

Sean B. Hecht, University of California (Los Angeles):  Balancing Risk, Equity, and Justice in U.S. Coastal Communities under the NFIP

Donald Thomas Hornstein, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill):  State Residual Coastal Insurance Facilities

Commentator:  Patricia A. McCoy, Boston College

Noon               Luncheon and Luncheon Speaker

Patrick Parenteau, Vermont Law School:  The Specific Impacts of Climate Change

1:30 p.m.        Panel Two:  Coverage Issues Implicating Climate Change

Itzchak Kornfeld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem:  Insurance Issues Raised by Climate Change-Induced Drought

Chad G. Marzen, Florida State University, and Grant Ballard, Banks Law Firm:  Climate Change and Federal Crop Insurance

Christopher Serkin, Vanderbilt University: Under-regulation and the Rise of the City: The Unidentified Problem of Municipal Risk Management

Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho:  The Potential Role of Public Disaster Insurance in Mega-Cities in Managing Climate Change Risks

Commentator:  David Wirth, Boston College

3:15 p.m.        Break

3:30 p.m.        Keynote Address

                        Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia University

4:15 p.m.        Panel Three:  Financing for Climate Change Risk

Michael Bennett, The World Bank, and Sophie E. Smyth, Temple University:  Can Capital Markets Help Developing Countries Protect Against the Risk of Catastrophic Loss Caused by Climate Change?

Carl G. Hedde, Munich Re:  Reinsurance and Climate Change

Edward P. Richards, Louisiana State University:  Learning from Life Insurance: Lessons for Structuring Insurance for Properties Facing Progressive Climate Risk

Commentator:  Cynthia McHale, CERES

5:45 p.m.        Reception for Presenters and Attendees