Forum on Climate Linked Economics

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 31 August 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions
All presenters must also register for the meeting.

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The Baltimore Forum on Climate Linked Economics is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Financial Weather and Climate Risk Management.

The Forum on Climate Linked Economics is an ongoing joint initiative across the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to create a link between the meteorology/climate communities and the broader community of economists, corporate executives, risk managers, financial planners, insurance professionals, technology leaders, and policymakers.

The distribution of extreme weather events is changing due to climate change and extreme events are linked to rising insurance premiums, disruptions in global supply chains, and many other economic disruptions around the world. Entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and policymakers are developing innovative strategies and best practices that not only protect the environment but also improve business resilience and unlock new financial opportunities.


Call for Papers

We are soliciting Papers, Panel Discussions, Keynote Presentations, Stakeholder Engagement Sessions, and Posters in the following areas:

  • Climate/Economic Risk Assessments
  • Financial Risk Transfer
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Infrastructure and Societal Investments
  • Business Operations
  • Reporting, Regulation, and Government Intervention
  • Managing Systemic Risk

Sessions will range in length from 15-minute oral presentations to 60-minute keynote presentations to 90-minute panel discussions and stakeholder sessions. Submissions for poster presentations are also encouraged! 

Specific topics for discussion include:

  • Foundational datasets for financial analysis in weather/climate 
  • Best practices for expert consultation, risk assessments, and GHG accounting
  • Frameworks and modeling techniques for risk assessment
  • Scenario planning leveraging risk assessments
  • Assessing and Addressing Systemic Financial Risk 
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Catastrophe Bonds and Insurance Linked Securities
  • Weather Derivatives
  • AI Applications for Financial Management in Weather/Climate
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Investing 
  • Impact Investing and Sustainability Ventures
  • The “Climate Tech” sector (including initiatives for carbon capture/mitigation and net-zero)
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics such as impact measurement, reporting standards, and responsible investment practices. 
  • Catalyzing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Residential/Commercial Land Development
  • Financial Risk Management in the Public Sector
  • Strategies for Economic Resilience in Water Management
  • Extreme Weather and Climate Resilience for Agriculture Operations
  • Extreme Weather and Climate Resilience for Energy Operations
  • Extreme Weather and Climate Resilience for Supply Chain Operations
  • Lending and Financial-Sector Operations
  • Operational Decision-Making for Small and Large Business
  • Financial Impacts from Extreme Weather
  • Initiatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Initiatives from the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Initiatives from the United States Treasury
  • Initiatives from NOAA
  • Initiatives from the United States Patent Office
  • Initiatives from the NSF

The Forum on Climate Linked Economics is focused on developing relationships across various industries, discussing standardized approaches for managing the risk of climate change within multiple industries and across many types of businesses.

We are aiming to create relationships that drive collaboration between scientists and practitioners. We are linking climate, the economy, and business operations.  Connections between leaders within the weather /climate community to senior executives and managers from organizations focused on TCFD, SEC, Treasury, and other climate-linked regulation. We also strive to connect forward-thinking business operators who know they are facing climate-linked business decisions but currently have little (or no) exposure to the scientific community.

We are soliciting a broad group of stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and we welcome robust participation from undergraduate and graduate students.

Conference Contacts

For more information, please contact the program chairs:  Sheila Ngu ([email protected]), Stephen Bennett ([email protected]), Mark Papier ([email protected]), Manda Adams ([email protected]), Josh Hacker ([email protected])