The region Europe, Middle East and Africa was spared from major natural catastrophes in 2020. As a result, the topic of natural hazards has somewhat disappeared from the headlines.
Still, climate-related "secondary perils" such as hailstorm, flood, drought and wildfires are increasing and becoming primary drivers of losses in the region.
Secondary perils deserve a closer look as they are happening more frequently and their severity is increasing, consequently becoming costlier each year.
The most urgent question we need to address in these unprecedent times is not only how to tackle climate change, but as well how we can mitigate climate risk together, and make our world more resilient.