Despite opposition from parts of Congress, the Biden administration’s financial regulators continue to make the world’s climate crisis a financial regulation priority.

This week the Treasury has announced that ‘announced that the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), in response to President Biden’s May 2021 executive order on climate change, is requesting information and soliciting public comment [comments are due mid-November] on the insurance sector and climate-related financial risks.’

Randal Quarles, Vice-Chairman of the International Financial Stability Committee, addressed the International Conference on Climate Change in Venice (Italy) in July.

On the House side, House Intelligence Committee chairwoman Maxine Waters made the statement at a financial services committee hearing in June on the theme “Addressing Climate as a Systemic Risk.”

U.S. PIRG, the state-owned PIRGs and our sister organizations Environment America and Frontier Group have released a number of reports about the need to take bold measures in searching for climate solutions before it is too late.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Congress and the Biden administration to ensure that the financial system, energy, transportation, and other business sectors respond to the climate crisis before it is too late.

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