Managing climate and natural disaster risk

Risky cities: our fact sheet series from Mind the risk

21 Oct 2014

Our Risky cities fact sheet series focuses on specific cities featured in Mind the risk.

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Risky cities: Mexico City

21 Oct 2014

Mexico City is a flood-prone area due to its location. In addition, this Latin American metropolis is at risk for earthquakes. In this Risky cities fact sheet, we look at the potential impact of these events.

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Risky cities: Tokyo

25 Sep 2014

The Tokyo-Yokohama metropolis is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. It's also one of the most earthquake threatened in our rankings. Our Risky cities fact sheet on the area shows why urban resilience isn't just a concept: it's a way of life.

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Swiss Re at UN Climate Summit

23 Sep 2014

Swiss Re pledges USD 10bn in insurance protection and expertise to help nations strengthen climate resilience by 2020.

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Climate Week NYC 2014: toward a vibrant, low carbon economy

23 Sep 2014

Business, government leaders and civil society join to open the 6th Climate Week in New York. Swiss Re was part of the ceremony.

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Risky cities: Los Angeles

23 Sep 2014

According to experts, there's a strong chance a major quake will strike Los Angeles in the next three decades. As part of our Risky cities fact sheet series, we show why building urban resilience is key for the City of Angels.

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Action on climate change gears up

19 Sep 2014

As the economic impact on nations and cities intensifies, leaders are meeting this week in New York to address climate change and ways to mitigate its effects.

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The big one: The East Coast's USD 100 billion event

17 Sep 2014

Publication draws on history to paint a scenario that will help plan for the future.

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Interview with Michel Liès: A better climate for growth

15 Sep 2014

In its new report Better Growth, Better Climate, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate challenges us to reframe the global debate about economic growth and climate change. A member of the Commission, Swiss Re CEO Michel Liès shares his views on the new climate economy.

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Global reinsurers strengthen disaster risk resilience

15 Sep 2014

According to a new report from the Global Reinsurance Forum, insurance is one of the main financial tools to shore up resilience in the face of the unthinkable.

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How companies can survive the unexpected

01 Jul 2014

In the joint study Turbulence: a corporate perspective on collaborating for resilience, Swiss Re risk management professionals and industry experts describe how businesses can survive and thrive in the face of unexpected serious disruptions triggered by events ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.

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Tornadoes: modeling for a complex and growing peril

30 Jun 2014

Publication urges stakeholders to tackle the challenge of understanding the financial and social impact of tornadoes on large metropolitan areas.

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The risk of tropical cyclones in Brazil

10 Jun 2014

Ten years after the first tropical cyclone ever recorded in the South Atlantic, a new Swiss Re study investigates the possibility and potential impact of another event like it.

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2014 sigma event: containing the growing cost of catastrophes

03 Apr 2014

Average insurance losses from natural and man-made catastrophes were lower in 2013 than in previous years. But floods and storms in Europe and Asia showed us the heavy toll that disasters can take on human life and property. As the stakes continue to rise, how can we minimise the risks? At this year's sigma natcat event, we looked at some of the options.

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Closing the Nat Cat protection gap: Jakarta

25 Mar 2014

Jakarta is the engine behind Indonesia's economic growth. But the city is confronted with a high risk from earthquakes and floods, and only a small part of the economy is insured. Without improved disaster preparedness, Jakarta could face a widening gap between economic and insured losses.

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Swiss Re, ICRC: addressing complex relief efforts through partnership

23 Jan 2014

At the WEF 2014 Annual Meeting, Swiss Re and the ICRC call for better risk management to address complex emergencies and secure a path to long-term growth.

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Swiss Re spreads the message of societal resilience at the UN

17 Jan 2014

Resilience building and the role of the insurance were some of the topics discussed at the 2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk.

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