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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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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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Pricing Environmental Risk to Mainstream Sustainability

While the comparatively few corporate pioneers are reducing their dependency and impacts on the environment, quantifying environmental risks in monetary ...

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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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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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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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A tale of two quakes

The just-published second edition of our Closing the Financial Gap publication draws a telling and chilling comparison between the consequences ...

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Wildfires: are we listening to signals from mother nature?

With dramatic news about rampant wildfires in many US states, mother nature drives home a clear message: in urban planning ...

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Dear Mr Mayor - the case for resilience is clear!

A large number of big city mayors gathered in Dalian on the occasion of WEF China last week to discuss ...

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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 ...

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S&P rating threat: why disaster resilience pays!

Today Standard & Poors issued a new report warning that major disasters can damage sovereign creditworthiness. The report, Storm Alert: Natural ...

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