Managing climate and natural disaster risk

The importance of addressing climate change: Video interview with Andreas Spiegel

28 Nov 2011

Special Climate Change Advisor Andreas Spiegel explains why the climate change issue is at the forefront for Swiss Re and gives insight on the UN Climate Change summit in Durban.

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The potential of renewable energy: A video interview with Juerg Trueb

28 Nov 2011

Swiss Re Head Environmental & Commodity Markets Juerg Trueb discusses the possibilities of the renewable energy sector and risk management.

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The potential of renewable energy: A video interview with Andreas Spiegel

28 Nov 2011

Swiss Re Special Climate Change Advisor Andreas Spiegel explains the possibilities of renewable energy mitigating climate change, reducing the cost of renewable energy and the political discussion surrounding the issue.

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Swiss Re leads the way in shaping the global climate agenda

23 Nov 2011

All eyes are focused on Durban for the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17). Swiss Re is participating as an official member of Switzerland’s country delegation. But for us, the climate talks are much more than a once-a-year event. We’ve been paving the way in addressing the climate change challenge for more than two decades.

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Coomber named ClimateWise chairman

14 Oct 2011

Swiss Re Board of Directors member John R Coomber assumes the chairmanship of ClimateWise, bringing along his reputation for leading the industry in climate change awareness.

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Climate Week NYC 2011: Rethinking resiliency – Innovative solutions for climate adaptation

19 Sep 2011

Strengthening community resilience to climate change will require new approaches and solutions. “Rethinking Resiliency,” a high-level panel sponsored by Swiss Re during Climate Week, highlighted how the public and private sectors can work together to make it happen.

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Partnering for more resilient societies

19 Sep 2011

Insurance is vital to economic growth and development. Swiss Re partners with corporations, governments and civil society to pioneer risk transfer solutions that make a real difference to thousands of people around the world.

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The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative – protecting livelihoods in a changing climate

19 Sep 2011

Climate-related shocks are a threat to the food security of the 1.3 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. To help protect their crops and incomes, Swiss Re and its partners launched the innovative R4 Rural Resilience Initiative.

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Insuring the uninsurable: Swiss Re breaks new ground in Haiti and Senegal

16 Sep 2011

Swiss Re and its development partners are spearheading two groundbreaking new initiatives in Haiti and Senegal that show how even the world’s poorest communities can benefit from insurance protection and get back on their feet in times of hardship.

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New study: Rising property damage from soil subsidence

29 Jun 2011

A new loss model developed by Swiss Re and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) highlights the impact of climate change on local soil conditions and the expected damage to properties across Europe.

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Partnering to reduce flood risk in Brazil

26 Apr 2011

Stronger collaboration between the public sector and the insurance industry could add vital momentum to the Brazilian government's USD 11 billion plan to finance public works aimed at avoiding and mitigating the impact of flooding.

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Swiss Re breakfast in Davos on Ageing, Food Security and Natural Catastrophes

03 Feb 2011

Swiss Re breakfast in Davos on Ageing, Food Security and Natural Catastrophes:

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Partnering for more resilient societies

26 Jan 2011

At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss Re highlights new innovations in risk financing that strengthen societies’ resilience to global risks and reduce the financial burden on governments, corporations and individuals alike.

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