In late 2007, the ASHK has set up a working group of actuaries reflecting and researching on how actuaries should allow for climate change in their daily work. This working group will meet once a month with the main purposes:
- To establish a point of reference for actuaries in Hong Kong, providing information on Climate Change (and other environmental threats) relevant to the work carried out by actuaries in the territory
- To establish a database of publications dealing with environmental and Climate Change issues and their financial implications
- To provide regular updates to financial institutions in Hong Kong about Climate Change and environmental threats relevant to their operations
- To instigate the collection of data related to Climate Change, and use this information to identify new trends and patterns emerging which may be of interest to the actuarial society as a whole
- To initiate or conduct research on the impact of Climate Change and environmental issues on the work of actuaries
If ASHK members feel also that climate change should be taken seriously by actuaries, they can join the Climate Change Working Group by contacting ASHK Office at [email protected] or Mr. Martin Noble at [email protected].
Some recent initiatives undertaken by the group are as follows:
1) The working group ran a survey in May 2008 to gauge members' views on climate change. The survey findings can be found in ASHK Newsletter Vol. 01/2009 (Pages 19-21).
2) The group has recently compiled a list of publications from various sources which it thought may be of interest to members. Furthermore the group has focused on three of the more relevant publications and provided summaries of each. The full list of publications, and the first of these summaries are available below: