Managing climate and natural disaster risk

We help make Italy more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

Economic losses from catastrophe events in Europe in 2017 were USD 23.7 billion, of which USD 12 billion were covered by the insurance industry. Most of the losses came in periods of weather extremes, including a series of windstorms and a cold snap early in the year, and drought conditions later. In late spring, a cold spell brought frost damage to crops in many countries. The crops had bloomed prematurely due to an unseasonably warm winter. Economic losses were estimated to be USD 4 billion, of...

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We help make South Africa more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

In Africa, natural and man-made disasters claimed around 3000 lives and caused economic losses of more than USD 2.9 billion in 2017. Insured losses were USD 0.8 billion, mostly relating to claims from wildfires, storms and other severe weather events, but also to accidents at oil and gas facilities. From storms in Cape Town and Durban, the Knysna fires, and the ongoing drought, South Africa felt the full force of nature in a record breaking year globally. Insurers had to dig deep in 2017. For the...

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We help make Central and Eastern Europe more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

Economic losses from catastrophe events in Europe in 2017 were USD 23.7 billion, of which USD 12 billion were covered by the insurance industry. Most of the losses came in periods of weather extremes, including a series of windstorms and a cold snap early in the year, and drought conditions later. In late spring, a cold spell brought frost damage to crops in many countries. The crops had bloomed prematurely due to an unseasonably warm winter. Economic losses were estimated to be USD 4 billion, of...

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We help make Germany more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

Economic losses from catastrophe events in Europe in 2017 were USD 23.7 billion, of which USD 12 billion were covered by the insurance industry. Most of the losses came in periods of weather extremes, including a series of windstorms and a cold snap early in the year, and drought conditions later. In late spring, a cold spell brought frost damage to crops in many countries. The crops had bloomed prematurely due to an unseasonably warm winter. Economic losses were estimated to be USD 4 billion, of...

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We help make France more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

Economic losses from catastrophe events in Europe in 2017 were USD 23.7 billion, of which USD 12 billion were covered by the insurance industry. Most of the losses came in periods of weather extremes, including a series of windstorms and a cold snap early in the year, and drought conditions later. In late spring, a cold spell brought frost damage to crops in many countries. The crops had bloomed prematurely due to an unseasonably warm winter. Economic losses were estimated to be USD 4 billion, of...

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We help make the United Kingdom more resilient to natural catastrophes

20 Mar 2018

Economic losses from catastrophe events in Europe in 2017 were USD 23.7 billion, of which USD 12 billion were covered by the insurance industry. Most of the losses came in periods of weather extremes, including a series of windstorms and a cold snap early in the year, and drought conditions later. In late spring, a cold spell brought frost damage to crops in many countries. The crops had bloomed prematurely due to an unseasonably warm winter. Economic losses were estimated to be USD 4 billion, of...

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Insuring Flood: Swiss Re and the Private Market Response

09 Jan 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about the insurability of flood in the US and the need for the private market to take on more flood risk.

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