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Provincial governments in the Philippines seal deal to strengthen country's disaster resilience, with Swiss Re's support

03 Aug 2017

The World Bank estimates that each year an average of 20 typhoons make landfall in the Philippines, an archipelago of over 7000 islands, and cause major fiscal challenges: For example, in 2009, the losses caused by Typhoons Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma) amounted to approximately USD 4.4 billion, or 2.7 percent of GDP.

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A room full of Chief Resilience Officers: first major gathering of city resilience practitioners in New York

27 Jul 2017

With more than 50% of the world's population living in cities, urban and industrial areas contribute heavily to global warming and climate change. On the other hand, cities also have the greatest potential to shape new mindsets and smart, practical solutions that can swiftly help to combat climate change and inequality – especially if they collaborate.

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Swiss Re signs MoU with City of Dalian during WEF China to strengthen disaster resilience

30 Jun 2017

China's cities are growing at rapid speed. Dalian, a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, is one of them. It has achieved significant progress in building itself into a regional financial center in recent years, and exerts increasing influence in Northeast Asia and globally.

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Insurance payout helps herders save drought-stricken livestock in Kenya

20 Feb 2017

The government of Kenya is paying about USD 2 million to 12,000 pastoral households across six counties via a pioneering livestock insurance program reinsured by Swiss Re. The program uses satellites to monitor vegetation available to livestock, and triggers financial assistance for feed, veterinary medicines and water trucks when drought gets so bad that animal lives are at risk.

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WEF Davos 2017: Why insurance will shape a more resilient, sustainable and equitable world

12 Jan 2017

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how to best navigate the future.

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