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What is reinsurance's role in Brazil's renewables landscape?

Green Power Global again gathered some of the biggest international and local names within government and private sector under one ...

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Harvesting energy in stormy seas

The energy sector has come under particular scrutiny as sustainable solutions are needed to contribute to the strengthening of the ...

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Shake it up!

Swiss Re released a new global earthquake model this September and put it at the fingertips of its Underwriters. This ...

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Shining a light on earthquake risk in eastern Canada

As I write this blog, news of a second earthquake striking Mexico and its devastating impact on a country that ...

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Insurers are at the end of the NatCat risk management chain

Losses from natural catastrophes are rising sharply both in Europe and throughout the world. In 2016, natural catastrophes and man-made ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/library/archive/insuring_natural_catastrophe_risk.html

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Closing the protection gap - partnering with the Pacific

The Pacific is our largest ocean – with half of Earth's oceanic water and around 25,000 islands. 

Most Australians ...

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MIREC 2017: Taking stock of Mexican Renewable Energy sector

Mexico is inarguably one of the fastest growing clean energy markets in Latin America. The country's nearly 2 GW ...

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China paving its way to clean energy

China paving its way to clean energy



Back from Tianjin, on my way to Beijing airport, we crossed a "herd ...

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Ready for the energy future

Almost every week, the news report on the prominence of renewable energy. During 2016 alone, there was more money invested ...

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Earthquake risk in Italy - the cost of inaction

In Mexico, we have a saying: "lo barato sale caro", which loosely translates into "buying cheap ends up being expensive ...

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What the energy future has in store for us?

Due to its rapid technological development as well as its strong installed power capacity growth, renewable energy is on every ...

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Why the term "earthquake proof" could be bad for insurance

In various news articles and blogs, I keep coming across the term “earthquake proof”, e.g. “... how to earthquake-proof a ...

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应对自然灾害引发的电网断电的启示

由自然灾害引发的大范围电力中断已经成为一大全球性风险,愈来愈受到人们关注。超级风暴桑迪于2012年登陆新泽西沿岸,造成65万住房损坏和850万用户断电。与此相似,2008年汶川地震也给我国带来了不小的经济损失。设想我们身处一场大地震而不能使用任何电力或通讯设备,而政府和公共事业部门能够采取怎样的措施,来确保电力网络正常运作,并且使人们做好准备应对自然灾害风险呢?

三月中旬的西雅图和撒冷温暖湿润、气候宜人,来自约翰霍普金斯大学保罗尼采高级国际研究学院(SAIS)的一行人来到北美西北岸,展开了为期一周的实地调研。这项调研活动由四位SAIS学生联合瑞士再保险公司发起,旨在探究该地区(英属哥伦比亚 ...

STORY URL: https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1219/

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Lights Out: Keeping Power Grid Running in Natural Disasters

The widespread power outage caused by natural disasters has become a rising and evolving risk all over the world. Superstorm ...

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