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August 29th marked the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and while reading the news coverage regarding the storm's anniversary ...

STORY URL: Hurricane Katrina Note From New Orleans: 8 Is Enough
So there we were with a new car, no pets and a cashed out 401K that was to be the only source of funding for the foreseeable future. After the levees failed post Hurricane Katrina, there was nothi...

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Fish bowl thoughts on funding longer lives

In our bowl we discussed a lot about paradigm shift – on an individual, but also corporate level. So imagine how ...

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Departure to new ideas

Awaiting my delayed flight home after facilitating a funding longer lives dialogue session in Zurich yesterday, I'm reflecting on the ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
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Tackling climate change: we can, but why don't we?

I just stepped out of a fishbowl – and I've got some good news and some bad news. But I'm getting ...

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Global survey - Do Europeans not know their insurance cover?

Comparing countries with comprehensive natural perils insurance for all goods like in France, Switzerland or UK with the opposite (China ...

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Perceptions may not be reality? China vs. US survey views.

There is a wealth of data in the risk perceptions survey, and no doubt some of the results will be ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
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First national disaster risk assessment in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection has published its first national disaster risk assessment in April 2013. It covers ...

STORY URL: Nat. Gefaehrdungsanlayse
Das VBS bzw. das Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz BABS wurde am 19. Dezember 2008 vom Bundesrat mit der Koordination einer nationalen Gefährdungsanalyse ‚Risiken Schweiz‘ beauftragt.

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Total economic losses from disasters reached USD 56 billion

7 000 lives were lost in the first half of 2013 as result of natural catastrophes and man-made disasters, which ...

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Mountain biking longevity

While mountain biking this morning at 6:15am along "the ridge" single track trail, which is both ...

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Australian baby boomers and retirement

Up to 40% of baby-boomers do not know when they would like to retire or when they expect to retire ...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Something you didn't know

"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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Ducking a Himalayan Tsunami

Noted Indian environmental activist Sunitha Narain, talks about sustainable development in the Himalayas in light of the recent flash floods ...

STORY URL: Reclaiming the Himalayas
The devastating floods in Uttarakhand underscore the problems in the way development is being undertaken in the Himalayas. Sunita Narain, Director General, C...

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Ageing Asia - A Golden Opportunity

That the world is ageing is not news. But the ageing issue demands close attention in Asia, because the region ...

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