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Urban Floods and Insurance: Insights from India and Asia

On 29 August, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey was still pounding the city of Houston, Texas, with an unprecedented1000 mm of ...

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Insuring for Externality to Natural Assets and Capital

The current thinking on insuring of natural assets and capital is one of solving an externality problem. The externality being ...

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Insurers are at the end of the NatCat risk management chain

Losses from natural catastrophes are rising sharply both in Europe and throughout the world. In 2016, natural catastrophes and man-made ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/library/archive/insuring_natural_catastrophe_risk.html

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Houston buried under 54 feet of snow?

By Matt Junge, Phil Pratley, and Samantha Dunn

The Houston office of the National Weather Center estimates that Hurricane Harvey ...

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Closing the protection gap - partnering with the Pacific

The Pacific is our largest ocean – with half of Earth's oceanic water and around 25,000 islands. 

Most Australians ...

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Little yellow boots - make a difference for your grandchild

2050 - this is the year I am supposed to retire. 2050 is also the mid-term horizon of many climate change ...

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MIREC 2017: Taking stock of Mexican Renewable Energy sector

Mexico is inarguably one of the fastest growing clean energy markets in Latin America. The country's nearly 2 GW ...

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Hurricane Andrew: The good, the bad and the ugly

THE GOOD:

Back in 1992 I was working at a large Reinsurance Company in their property underwriting division and was ...

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Positioning Canada to be a climate change leader

I recently attended a GLOBE Capital event in Toronto that brought together leaders from both the public and private sectors ...

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China paving its way to clean energy

China paving its way to clean energy



Back from Tianjin, on my way to Beijing airport, we crossed a "herd ...

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"Take pride in your company"

I grew up in what many might consider a traditional family. My father, the breadwinner, donned a suit every morning ...

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Insurance - China's path to advancing a clean energy future

Almost exactly a year ago, Xi Hu PhD Student at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford posted an interesting ...

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Ready for the energy future

Almost every week, the news report on the prominence of renewable energy. During 2016 alone, there was more money invested ...

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What the energy future has in store for us?

Due to its rapid technological development as well as its strong installed power capacity growth, renewable energy is on every ...

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