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Directors who fail to consider climate-related risks may be liable in the future for breaching the duties of care and diligence they owe to their companies.

In the current debate around clean energy finance and the role of coal-fired power stations in maintaining energy security, the process of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one option under consideration for facilitating 'clean coal'.  As a relatively new technology, the installation and operation of CCS projects creates novel risks and, as the perennial 'canaries in the coalmine', insurers are at the forefront of assessing those risks.

The recent Victorian Supreme Court case of Victorian WorkCover Authority v O'Brien [2017] VSC 68 affirms the relevant factors when assessing the reasonableness of rejecting a Calderbank offer.

Welcome to the latest edition of HWL Ebsworth's National Workers Compensation Quarterly Review.

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