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Barisal: helping a city prepare for climate change

In the beginning was the water plane.

In Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, we boarded a small but hopefully robust plane ...

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Speeding up climate resilience in ASEAN

In 2016 climate change began to move at unprecedented speed. And as highlighted in the run up to the Paris ...

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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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The innovation angle - managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Katrina: still a catalyst for the climate change debate

We all learn a lot when severe weather hits. We learn even more when a major natural catastrophe strikes. Hurricanes ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/2015_08_infograph_hurricane_katrina.pdf
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Are the stars aligning for climate change action? Well maybe

In recent months people who desperately follow the news in hope of seeing evidence that we are about to take ...

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Reviving the ocean economy - can insurance contribute?

In a recent report commissioned by the WWF (Reviving the Ocean Economy), it was estimated that the asset value of ...

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The Guardian wants to "keep it in the ground"

Calling on the most powerful people in the world to pull their investments from fossil fuel companies is pretty bold ...

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Commitment to reduce CO2 emissions

The impacts of climate change pose a formidable challenge to today's and future generations. If global warming exceeds 2 ...

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Staying ahead of the climate conversation

Every year, Climate Week in New York City brings much needed attention to the larger topic of climate awareness and ...

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Metropolis now! Poor to be hardest hit by climate change

This was a key result for me out of the "Metropolis now! Can our cities cope with disaster?" discussion at ...

STORY URL: Connecting Generations: Metropolis Now | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Floods, storms, earthquakes and other natural disasters affect...

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An environmental educator's way to raise awareness

Environmental educator Steve Brill has a special way to reach his audience and create a lasting awareness for nature around ...

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"Sunshine Cinema" brings stories and solutions

I love storytelling ... and who doesn't, right? It goes back to the caves and first camp fires - we sit ...

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