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Food security

Over the years I have represented those poor men and women who live in rural villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. They ...

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Wising up on flood

Megan Linkin's post on the Dixieland tornado outbreak makes sobering reading.

Personally, I can't imagine what it must ...

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Learning lessons from the recent Dixieland tornado outbreak

The last week of April was not a good week for the residents of the Midwest and South. A multi-day ...

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Swiss Re goes to Washington (sort of)

On April 22, Earth Day, I spent the morning in Miami Beach,Florida, testifying before Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who ...

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Food security and the importance of agricultural insurance

The opportunity to find ways of producing more food in an efficient manner to feed a growing global population is ...

STORY URL: The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions
http://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6436

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UPDATED: Late April Tornado Outbreak

2014 has so far been a fairly quiet year for tornado activity. On average there are 299 tornadoes reported from ...

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Pineapple Express: An Atmospheric River to Sunny California

Early this year (Jan 2014), you may have read about Arctic air making its way to Florida. But what about ...

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Higher Ground

Earlier this month, I shared a video excerpt of my conversation with The Wall Street Journal editor and Stanford University ...

STORY URL: ECO:nomics: Preparing For The Big Storm
How can companies prepare for environmental disasters? J. Eric Smith, President and CEO of Swiss Re Americas talks about what steps companies can minimize their risk.

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Climate Change Resilience Depends on Public/Private Partners

This week, I joined more than 200 business leaders at The Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics conference to discuss ...

STORY URL: Untitled Document
http://live.wsj.com/public/page/embed-62A58CB2_5A0A_4078_8415_9E31E8597A3C.html

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Learning from floods

Swiss Re published the much-awaited yearly sigma study on natural catastrophes last week. The highlights: In 2013, there were 308 ...

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What's the drill with hydrofracking?

Fracking is all over the news today. Some people think it's brand new but its actually been used in ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Calculating climate insurance

Despite many positive steps in recent years, China remains the single greatest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. This is a sad ...

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Hashtags can be the new hotlines: Lessons from #CGI

In 2005, the book The World is Flat by Thomas J.Friedman was published, and in the same year, President ...

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Picking up the pieces after Haiyan

The International Labour Organization recently published an update on how people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are recovering from the storm ...

STORY URL: Philippines: 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/features/WCMS_235730/lang--en/index.htm

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