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Addressing loss and damage - a nuanced approach

Adaptation to climate change is an important element of the new climate agreement being negotiated in Paris (www.swissre.com ...

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Disasters & climate change can weaken sovereign ratings

Simulations indicate that natural disasters can weaken sovereign ratings by up to several notches (click here to find out more ...

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Roof heating to combat ice-damming… really!?

It's been an unseasonably warm winter so far and in the North East I even had friends that were ...

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Calm before the (inevitable) storm

November 30 officially marked the close of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, and for the 10th year in a row ...

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Mumbai, Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Chennai … What's next?

Southern Indian coastal States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Northern Sri Lanka experienced nearly catastrophic floods during mid-November ...

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Don't risk your credit (rating) …

Just as the 2015 U.N. climate change talks (popularly known as COP21) are about to start, rating agency Standard ...

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El Niño: Let's not limit the conversation to the weather

Kin Hubbard, an early 20th century American journalist, once said, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change ...

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Are we ready for our future care needs?

Ageing populations will be a defining characteristic of most Asian societies in the coming decades. Attention is commonly focused on ...

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Sandy at 3 years: Are we really back?

On November 2nd, 2012, the Star Ledger, one of New Jersey's largest newspapers, published the headline, "We Will Come ...

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Historical hurricane forms career path

Everyone was reminded of Katrina's 10 year Anniversary at the end of August which sparked my thinking about my ...

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Closing Canada’s protection gap

What does a prepaid debit card have to do with Canada’s flood insurance shortfall? Those prepaid debit cards issued ...

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High water, low take-up

South Carolina is a state of dramatic contrast. From the tarpaper shacks of the Low Country to the elegant neighborhoods ...

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Stormy times ahead (and in the past)!

No, I'm not writing about the upcoming renewals, as some readers may infer from the title… Rather, for me ...

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Bridging the property protection gap

Last week, Typhoon Etau tore into Japan's east coast, causing severe flooding and the evacuation of thousands. Wildfires have ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/sigma/
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There is good news on the Gulf Coast

Our scientists and engineers at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) have conducted a research study, which ...

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