ECA case studies

From India to the UK and many points in between: the ECA Working Group analysed a number of areas for the Report. Here's a selection of the cases and recommendations.

Barisal City, Bangladesh

Swiss Re, the KfW Development Bank and Barisal City Corporation teamed up to develop a climate adaptation strategy for Barisal.


Swiss Re contributes expert insights to a leading publication on disaster-risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

New York, USA

Swiss Re was commissioned to provide a quantitative assessment of potential climate related risks facing New York as well as measures that could reduce those impacts.

Hull, UK

Hull, UK can partially avert losses through measures with net economic benefits. Learn more about what ECA researchers recommend for the North Sea town.

Maharashtra, India

For many in Maharashtra, the droughts of 2000 to 2004 are frightening memories. These caused hardship for two thirds of the population dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods.

Mopti, Mali

A new case study, centred on the Mopti region, takes an in-depth look at the climate-related risks faced in order to form a solid basis for a comprehensive climate-resilience concept.

The bigger picture: adaptation...

Measures are available to help communities fight ongoing losses and adapt to climate change.

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Our climate change strategy

As a major global reinsurer, Swiss Re has had a major role in the climate change debate for over two decades.

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