Director, Climate Risk Initiative
UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Sessions covered by this speaker
Plenary 4: Net Zero in the US: a tailpipe dream?
Categories covered by Dave
About this Speaker
Dave Jones is the Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center on Law, Energy and Environment (CLEE). Jones is also Senior Director, Environmental Risk, at The Nature Conservancy. Jones served as California’s Insurance Commissioner from 2011 through 2018 and regulated the largest insurance market in the United States. He founded and chaired the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), an international network of insurance regulators developing climate risk regulatory best practices. Jones was the first US financial regulator to require disclosure of investments in fossil fuel assets due to concerns about climate change related transition risk and the first to conduct climate risk scenario analysis of insurers’ investment portfolios. Jones is a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) federal advisory committee on Climate Related Market Risk and a contributor to its report: “Managing Climate Risk in the US Financial System.”