Moody's Investors Service hosted a teleconference on Thursday, November 30, 2017 to discuss how we assess the credit impact of climate risks on US state and local issuers.
This discussion was led by:
» Leonard Jones, Managing Director, U.S. Public Finance (Moderator)
» Michael Wertz, Vice President-Senior Analyst, U.S. Public Finance
» Kenneth Kurtz, Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Finance
The following topics were discussed:
» Global climate change is forecast to increase the US’ exposure and vulnerability to a range of factors such as severe heat, changes in precipitation patterns, and rising sea levels
» The negative economic effects of climate change vary by region
» Credit risks resulting from climate change are embedded in our existing approach to analyzing the key credit factors in our methodologies
» Local, state, and federal tools for both immediate response and long-term recovery enhance resilience to the physical and economic impact of extreme weather
This call lasted approximately 60 minutes and registration was required.
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