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Renewable wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors in China, where installed capacity is set to almost quadruple by 2030. But wind-rich areas in China are exposed to earthquakes and typhoons with extreme wind gusts. So how to build reliable energy supplies for China’s future?
Wind power is a booming form of clean energy supply. From 2013 to 2015, installed capacity globally grew by 25%, and projections for 2030 nearly quadruple this capacity again. The total asset value of wind farms is expected to be USD 2.1 trillion by then. As offshore wind is steady and does not occupy any valuable land resources, this is where we expect the vast majority of future developments to be. But storms at sea are more severe than on land. So how will wind farms fare in stormy seas?
Renewable wind energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in the power generation industry worldwide, with installed capacity set to nearly quadruple by 2030. But many of the future wind farms will have to be built in areas exposed to earthquakes and storm gusts. What does this mean for the reliability of our energy supplies?
By 2050, the farmers of our world are expected to have to feed a staggering 9.8 billion people, up from 7.5 billion today. With fertile soils and a conducive climate, Central America and the Caribbean are uniquely positioned to supply farm products to growing markets worldwide. But the outdoor business of farming is exposed to many perils in the region: hurricanes, droughts, floods and storms, all of which are set to increase with climate change. So what needs to be done to harvest the economic opportunities that lie ahead? Find out on the following pages where the region stands today and what measures will ensure resilient and profitable farming in the Caribbean and Central America.
Issuance volume in 1H 2017 totaled more than USD 8bn, nearly 40% larger than any previous half year, and just USD 230m shy of the full-year issuance record (a mark surpassed in the first week of July).
Mexico is the second largest insurance market in Latin America, after Brazil, with total direct premiums written of MXN 456.1 billion (USD 24.4 billion) in 2016). However, insurance penetration remains below potential, and Mexico lags its regional peers in terms of insurance take-up rates.
Because of their long-term view, institutional investors such as re/insurers are naturally suited to focus on responsible investing. There are still various hurdles on the way towards a broadly accepted, standard approach to integrating ESG into the investment process. Close collaboration between the private and public sectors would help to overcome these obstacles and contribute to a more resilient world.
Underestimated infectious diseases, growing water stress, the impact of future artificial intelligence legislation, cloud risk accumulation or precision farming: Do you want to know more about these topics? Welcome to the latest edition of Swiss Re SONAR, our update of the emerging risk landscape.
Every few years, epidemic disease outbreaks cause death to millions of cows, pigs or chickens. Besides harming animals, such outbreaks are also a financial disaster for the farmers – unless they have adequate insurance to help them recover and stay in business.
With two out of every five people dependent on the sector, agriculture is vital to Pakistan’s economy. That’s why it’s important to further strengthen irrigation networks, upgrade the country’s flood resistance and increase the availability of crop and livestock insurance. Such measures can make the agriculture sector more resilient to the impact of floods, earthquakes, droughts and cyclones.
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