What Climate Disaster Insurance Can Teach Us About COVID-19?

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Preparing for catastrophes – how climate risk insurance can help to strengthen resilience against climate change and what we can learn from it in the current crises.

With changing climatic condition humans and communities are presented with ever-increasing challenges. Expected climate change presents not only a serious threat to vulnerable countries and communities but has already become a global reality with a significant increase in the number of natural disasters and the frequency of extreme weather events. The loss of life and infrastructure is unprecedented and presents us with the challenging task of managing the current as well as future expected impacts of natural disasters due to climate change. As an innovative instrument to manage climate risks climate risk insurance has gained attention and political support over the last years.

This webinar will provide insights into how climate risk insurance can help to better prepare and adapt to climate change, how to mitigate the negative effects of extreme weather events on communities, enterprises and households and what we might learn from this in the context of the COVID-19 crises.