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  • Mills, E. 2013. "Insurers as Partners in Inclusive Green Growth." Prepared for the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation as input to the G20, Washington, DC, 55pp. [PDF] [project site]
  • Pendleton, L, T.R. Karl, and E. Mills. 2013. "Economic Growth in the Face of Weather and Climate Extremes: A Call for Better Data." Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 94(25):224-225 [Online] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2013. "On Climate Change, a Do-Nothing Strategy is Not Risk-Free." National Underwriter, Property Casualty 360 (invited) [Online | PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2012. "The Greening of Insurance," Science 338, 1424 (invited) [Online]
  • Mills, E. 2012. "Weighing the Risks of Climate Change Mitigation Strategies." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 68(6):67–78 [PDF]
  • U.S. Global Change Research Program. 2009. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. Cambridge University Press, 188pp. [Full Report] [20p Summary] [4p Summary] [PowerPoint] [Project Site]
  • Mills, E. 2009. "A Global Review of Insurance Industry Responses to Climate Change." The Geneva Papers, International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, 34:323-359. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2009. "Take-Five Interview." National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies [Online version] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2009. "From Risk to Opportunity 2008: Insurer Responses to Climate Change." Published by Ceres. [Summary] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2007. "Responding to Climate Change — The Insurance Industry Perspective." In Climate Action, Sustainable Development International (in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme), December, pp. 100-103. [Online version] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2007. "From Risk to Opportunity: 2007 - Insurer Responses to Climate Change." Published by Ceres. [PDF]
  • Field, C.B., L.D. Mortsch,, M. Brklacich, D.L. Forbes, P. Kovacs, J.A. Patz, S.W. Running, M.J. Scott, J. Andrey, D. Cayan, M. Demuth, A. Hamlet, G. Jones, E. Mills, S. Mills, C. K. Minns, D. Sailor, M. Saunders, D. Scott, W. Solecki, and M. MacCracken. 2007. "North America." Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 617-652. [PDF]
  • Ross, C., E. Mills, and S. Hecht. 2007. "Limiting Liability in the Greenhouse: Insurance Risk-Management in the Context of Global Climate Change." Stanford Environmental Law Journal and the Stanford Journal of International Law, Symposium on Climate Change Risk, Vol. 26A/43A:251-334. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2007. "Take-Five Interview". National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies [Online version] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2007. "The Role of NAIC in Responding to Climate Change," UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 129-168. [PDF]
    • Originally published as Testimony to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, December 8, 2006, San Antonio, TX. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. and E. Lecomte. 2006. "From Risk to Opportunity: How Insurers Can Proactively and Profitably Manage Climate Change." Published by Ceres, Boston, MA. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., R.J. Roth Jr., and E. Lecomte. 2006. "Availability and Affordability of Insurance Under Climate Change: A Growing Challenge for the U.S." Journal of Insurance Regulation, Winter 2006, Vol. 25, Issue No. 2, pp. 109-149. [PDF]
    • Also published in report form by Ceres (2005). [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2006. "Are Insurers Getting Serious about Climate Change?" Interview with Allianz's "Dropping Knowledge" website. [Online version] [PDF]
  • Mills E. 2006. "The Erosion of Insurability." World Trade Executive. September 5, p. 4-9. [Online version — Subscribers only] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2006. "The Insurance Industry Prepares for Climate Change." Interview with Paul Thacker in Environmental Science & Technology, April 19. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2006. "Synergisms between Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: An Insurance Perspective," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Special Issue on Challenges in Integration Mitigation and Adaptation Responses to Climate Change, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 809-842. LBNL-55402. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., S. Kromer, G. Weiss, and P.A. Mathew. 2006. "From Volatility to Value: Analysing and Managing Financial and Performance Risk in Energy Savings Projects." Energy Policy, 34:188-199 (Invited) [PDF]
  • Mills E. 2005. Response to: "Attribution of Disaster Losses" Science Vol. 310:1615-1616. 9 December. [PDF]
  • Epstein, P. and E. Mills. 2005. "Climate Change is Hazardous to Your Health," Forbes. November 16. [Online version]
  • Epstein, P. and E. Mills (eds.). 2005. "Climate Change Futures: Health, Ecological and Economic Dimensions," Published by Harvard Medical School. Sponsored by Swiss Re and the U.N. Development Programme. (Contributing Authors: Pamela Anderson, John Brownstein, Ulisses Confalonieri, Douglas Causey, Nathan Chan, Kristie L. Ebi, Jonathan H. Epstein, J. Scott Greene, Ray Hayes, Eileen Hofmann, Laurence S. Kalkstein, Tord Kjellstrom, Rebecca Lincoln, Anthony J. McMichael, Charles McNeill, David Mills, Avaleigh Milne, Alan D. Perrin, Geetha Ranmuthugala, Christine Rogers, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Colin L. Soskolne, Gary Tabor, Marta Vicarelli, X.B. Yang.) [Summary] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2005. "Insurance in a Climate of Change," Science Vol. 308, Issue 5737, pp.1040-1044. 12 August [Online version] [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2004. "Insurance as an Adaptation Strategy for Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries and Economies in Transition: New Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. 52220. [PDF]
  • Fried, J.S., M.S. Torn, E. Mills. 2004. "The Impact of Climate Change on Wildfire Severity: A Regional Forecast for Northern California." LBNL-53273. Climatic Change 64 (1-2): 169-191. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., H. Friedman, T. Powell, N. Bourassa, D. Claridge, T. Haasl, and M.A. Piette. 2004. "The Cost-Effectiveness of Commercial Buildings Commissioning: A Meta-Analysis of Existing Buildings and New Construction in the United States." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. 56637 [Summary] [PDF]
  • Placet, M., D. Winiarski, J. Heerwagen, S. Shankle, K. McMordie-Stoughton, K. Fowler, J. Hail, B. Liu, D. Hunt, D. Hostick, K. Poston, A. Walker, J. Harris, W. Tschudi, E. Mills, D. Zimmerman, J. Fiksel, and J. Toothaker. 2003. "The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities." U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program. [PDF]
  • Kats, G. et al. 2003. "The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Buildings: A Report to California's Sustainable Building Task Force." Capital E, Washington D.C. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2003. "The Insurance and Risk Management Industries: New Players in the Delivery of Energy-Efficient Products and Services." Energy Policy 31:1257-1272. [PDF]
    • Prior versions published in Proceedings of the ECEEE 1999 Summer Study, European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, May 31-June 4, 1999, Mandelieu, France [PDF]
    • And for the United Nations Environment Programme's 4th International Conference of the Insurance Industry Initiative, Natural Capital at Risk: Sharing Practical Experiences from the Insurance and Investment Industries, July 10-11, 1999, Oslo, Norway.
    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. LBNL-43642.
  • Mills, E. 2003. "Risk Transfer via Energy Savings Insurance." Energy Policy, 31:273-281. LBNL-48927. [PDF]
  • IPCC. 2002. "IPCC Workshop on Changes in Extreme Weather and Climate Events: Beijing, China 11-13 June 2002." Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. [PDF]
  • Rosenzweig, C., F. N. Tubiello, R. Goldberg, E. Mills, and J Bloomfield. 2002. "Increased Crop Damage in the U.S. from Excess Precipitation under Climate Change." Global Environmental Change, 12:197-202. LBNL-47985. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., E. Lecomte, and A. Peara. 2002. "Insurers in the Greenhouse." Journal of Insurance Regulation Vol 21, No 1. (Fall). [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2002. "Climate Change and Wildfire Severity in California." Environmental Energy Technologies Division News 3 (1-2):4. LBNL/PUB-821. [Online version]
  • Mills, E. 2002. "Climate Change, Buildings, and the Insurance Sector: Technological Synergisms between Adaptation and Mitigation." Building Research and Information. LBNL-50967. 31 (3-4):257-277. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., E. Lecomte, A. Peara. 2001. "U.S. Insurance Industry Perspectives on Global Climate Change." LBNL-45185. [PDF]
  • Mills E., E. Lecomte, A. Peara. 2001. "Insurers Not of One Mind on Climate Change." UNEP Finance Initiatives Quarterly. Vol 1, No. 1., pp. 8-11. June. [PDF]
  • Watson, R. et al. 2001. "Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report." Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations and World Meteorological Organization, Geneva. Contributing Author. LBNL-47974. [Report PDF] [Figures PDF]
  • IPCC. 2001. "Summary for Policymakers: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability." Contribution of Working Group II to Climate Change 2001: Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [McCarthy, J., O. Canziani, N. Leary, D. Dokken, and K. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-18. [PDF]
  • IPCC. 2001. "Technical Summary: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability." Contribution of Working Group II to Climate Change 2001: Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [McCarthy, J., O. Canziani, N. Leary, D. Dokken, and K. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 19-74. [PDF]
  • Vellinga, P. V., E. Mills, L. Bouwer, G. Berz, S. Huq, L. Kozak, J. Paultikof, B. Schanzenbacker, S. Shida, G. Soler, C. Benson, P. Bidan, J. Bruce, P. Huyck, G. Lemcke, A. Peara, R. Radevsky, C. van Schoubroeck, A. Dlugolecki. 2001. "Insurance and Other Financial Services." Chapter 8 in Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations and World Meteorological Organization, Geneva. Working Group 2. Coordinating Lead Author. LBNL-47924. [PDF]
  • Cohen, S., D. Schimel, G. Chilinsky, K. Duncan, E. Gregorich, P. Groffman, P. Kovacs, V. Magana, D. McKnight, K. Miller, E. Mills, D. Etkin, R. Flemming, K. Hall, J. Patz, D. Scott, G. Wall, R. Harris, E. Wheaton. 2001. "North America." Chapter 15 in Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations and World Meteorological Organization, Geneva. Working Group 2. Lead Author. LBNL-47925. [PDF]
  • Moomaw, W. R., J. R. Moreira, K. Blok, D. Greene, K. Gregory, T. Jaszay, T. Kashiwagi, M. Levine, M. MacFarland, N. S. Prasad, L. Price, H. Rogner, R. Sims, F. Zhou, E. Alsema, H. Audus, R. K. Bose, G. M. Jannuzzi, A. Kollmuss, L. Changsheng, E. Mills, K. Minato, S. Plotkin, A. Shafer, A. C. Walter, R. Ybema, J. de Beer, D. Victor, R. Pichs-Madruga, H. Ishitani. 2001. "Technological and Economic Potential of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction." Chapter 3 In Climate Change 2001: Mitigation. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations and World Meteorological Organization, Geneva. Working Group 3. Contributing Author. LBNL-47922. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 2001. "When the Lights Go Out." Best's Review. Oldwick, NJ: A.M. Best Company. July. pp. 73-77.
  • Eto, J., J. Koomey, B. Lehman, N. Martin, E. Mills, C. Webber, and E. Worrell. 2001. "Scoping Study on Trends in the Economic Value of Electricity Reliability to the U.S. Economy." Prepared for the Electric Power Research Institute, LBNL-47911. [PDF]
  • Mills, E., E. Lecomte, and A. Peara. 2001. "Perspectives of the U.S. Insurance Industry on Global Climate Change." Journal of the National Institute of Urban Search and Rescue. LBNL-45185.
  • Peara, A. and E. Mills. 1999. "Global Climate Change and its Implications for Life Insurance and Health Organizations," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report. [PDF]
  • Peara, A. and E. Mills. 1999. "Climate for Change: An Actuarial Perspective on Global Warming and its Potential Impact on Insurers." Contingencies: Journal of the American Academy of Actuaries, pp. 16-23, (January/February issue). LBNL-42580. [PDF]
  • Chen, A. and E. Vine 1999. "It's in the Air." Best's Review - Loss/Risk Management Edition, January, pp. 79-80.
  • Vine, E., E. Mills, and A. Chen. 1999. "Playing the Green Card", The Review: Worldwide Reinsurance Emap Business Communications, p. 32, February.
  • Vine, E., E. Mills, and A. Chen. 1999. "Tapping Into Energy: New Technologies and Procedures that Use Energy More Efficiently or Supply Renewable Energy Offer a Largely Untapped Path to Achieving Risk Management Objectives." Best's Review-Property/Casualty Edition, May, pp. 83-85. Oldwick, NJ: A.M. Best Company. [Online version]
  • Vine, E., E. Mills, and A. Chen. 1998. "Energy-Efficient and Renewable Energy Options for Risk Management & Insurance Loss Reduction: An Inventory of Technologies, Research Capabilities, and Research Facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories." LBNL-41432. [Report PDF] [Appendices PDF]
    • A briefer version is published in Energy, 25 (2000): 131-147. [PDF]
  • Calwell, C. and E. Mills. 1998. "Halogen Torchieres: A Look at Market Transformation in Progress." Right Light 4, Vol. 1. [PDF]
    • Also published in Svetotechnika (Light and Engineering), No. 2/98, pp. 29-32, (in Russian).
    • Previously published in the Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, November 18-21, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark (in English).
  • Avery, D., E. Mills, M. Breighner, and J. Naylis. 1998. "Campus Lighting—Lighting Efficiency Options for Student Residential Living Units: A Study at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts". LBNL/PUB-816. [PDF]
    • One-page Campus Lighting fact sheet [PDF]
    • Also published by Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co. and by the University Risk Management and Insurance Association's URMIA Journal, 1999, pp. 44-52, Chevy Chase, MD.
  • Mills, E., A. Deering, and E. Vine. 1998. "Energy Efficiency: Proactive Strategies for Risk Managers." Risk Management, pp.12-16 (March). LBNL-41751. [Online version]
  • Chen, A. and E. L. Vine. 1998. "A Scoping Study on the Costs of Indoor Air Quality Illnesses: An Insurance Loss Reduction Perspective." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. 41919. [PDF]
    • A briefer version is published in Environmental Science & Policy, 2 (1999): 457-464.
  • Torn, M., E. Mills, and J. Fried. 1998. "Will Climate Change Spark More Wildfire Damages?" LBNL-42592. [PDF]
    • Also published in Contingencies: Journal of the American Academy of Actuaries, pp. 34-43 (July/August issue). [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 1998. "The Coming Storm-Global Warming and Risk Management." Risk Management, pp. 20-27, (May). [Online version]
  • Mills, E. 1998. "Insurers Have Much to Gain, Lose in Battle to Ease Threat of Global Warming." National Underwriter, 102 (38): 33-40.
  • Schanzenbacher, B. and E. Mills. 1997. "Climate Change from an Insurance Perspective." UPDATE, Institute for Business & Home Safety, pp. 3-5 (December). [PDF]
    • Reprinted in the Newsletter of the United Nations Environment Programme's Economics, Trade & Environment Unit, Issue 3, January 1998, pp. 5-7.
  • Mills, E. 1997. "Going Green Reduces Losses." Reinsurance Magazine, 27 (12):24 (March). Part of a five-part special Technical Report on Environment (Timothy Benn Publishing Ltd., London). [Online version]
  • Mills, E. 1997. "Claims on the Global Warming Debate." The Washington Post, p. A23 (December 4). [Online version]
    • Also excerpted in The International Herald Tribune, December 10, 1997.
  • Page, E., E. Mills, and M. Siminovitch. 1997. "New Energy Efficient Torchieres Ready for Hot Torchiere Market." Proceedings of Energy Efficiency in Household Appliances. November 10-12, Florence, Italy. LBNL-41176. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 1997. "Energy Efficiency as an Insurance Loss-Prevention Strategy." Proceedings of the 13th Annual Quality Building Conference, New England Sustainable Energy Association, pp. 39-45.
  • Mills, E. and I. Knoepfel. 1997. "Energy-Efficiency Options for Insurance Loss-Prevention." Proceedings of the 1997 ECEEE Summer Study, European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Copenhagen, Denmark. LBNL-40426. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 1996. "Energy-Efficiency Strategies for Insurance Companies." Center for Building Science News 3(3):1-2,7. LBL/PUB-731. [Online version]
    • Reprinted in Interior Concerns Newsletter, Jan/Feb 1997, pp. 3-4.
  • Mills, E. and A. Rosenfeld. 1996. "Consumer Non-Energy Benefits as a Motivation for Making Energy-Efficiency Improvements." Energy-The International Journal, 21 (7/8):707-720.
    • Also in Proceedings of the 1994 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, pp. 4.201-4.213.
  • Mills, E. 1996. "Energy Efficiency: No-Regrets Climate Change Insurance for the Insurance Industry." Journal of the Society of Insurance Research, Fall, pp. 21-58. [PDF]
  • Mills, E. 1996. "Reducing the Insurance Liability of Climate Change through Energy Efficiency." Proceedings of the Climate Analysis Workshop (Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Department of State, Environmental Protection Agency), June 6-7, Springfield, Virginia.

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