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Do rainbows follow hurricanes? Sandy, one (long) year later

In her hit song, "Firework," Katy Perry sings the lyric, "After a hurricane, comes a rainbow." Sorry, Katy ...

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Launch of agricultural subsidy program in Machakos, Kenya

Speech by H.E. Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, EBS during the launch of the agricultural subsidy program in Machakos County ...

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Country risk management: the smart way to go

Swiss Re has long advocated the adoption of country risk management approaches, in other words the development of holistic, pro-active ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/CRO_Forum_ESG_Country_Risk_Paper_Oct2013.pdf

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World's riskiest cities

Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of ...

STORY URL: World’s riskiest cities
Tokyo tops the list of cities most at risk of natural catastrophes, according to new research that compares exposures of cities around the world.

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We are cheap - at least with food!

Today is Word Food day and the slogan is "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition". Currently we have ...

STORY URL: Cheap food is an addiction we must break
Tobias Jones: It's easy to make Tesco a pantomime villain, but shoppers and farmers must share the blame

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Reflections on Climate Week NYC

September 23rd was an exciting day for me to say the least. The Opening Ceremony of Climate Week 2013 was ...

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Happy world food day!

Happy world food day! Today we celebrate global food production, but maybe "celebration" is the wrong word. The world food ...

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Seeking solutions in climate change

Fresh from participating in Climate Week NYC 2013, I find us nearing the one year mark of Hurricane Sandy's devastating ...

STORY URL: Insurance Companies Rethink Policies
With a staggering 70-billion dollars in damages due to Super Storm Sandy, insurance providers such as Swiss Re Americas are forced to rethink policies in hig...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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Quantifying climate risk

The fairly unlikely coalition of Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer announced the launch of an initiative to assess ...

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How to feed 9 billion people: an insurance approach!

With global population expected to top 9 billion by 2050, ensuring food security for the world poses a major challenge ...

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Warming of the climate system is unequivocal

It has never been so simple. "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Human influence on the climate system is ...

STORY URL: IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/

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Agriculture as the villain

The most striking element of the second Swiss Re Regional Day, this time in London, was the way in which ...

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Building resilience in economic machines: Cities

As President Bill Clinton stated during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, "Every five days, one million people move from ...

STORY URL: Making 100 cities more resilient | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Pledge will support at least 100 cities in building resilience to natural...

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If climate change is happening, why the uncertainty?

Climate Week NYC began on Sept. 23, 2013, with the opening ceremony featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Tony ...

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