Climate Change and Insurance

  • Filename: climate-change-and-insurance.
  • ISBN: 9781849775960
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 93
  • Author: Eugene Gurenko
  • Publisher: Earthscan



Climate change brings about a new set of major economic risks arising from changing weather patterns, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Most at risk are developing countries who, despite considerable post-disaster donor aid, have been bearing the major brunt of disaster-related losses. One adaptation solution that is rapidly gaining the support of countries and international donors is a risk transfer to the global reinsurance and capital markets. This volume, a special issue of the journal Climate Policy, explores the role that insurance-based mechanisms can play in helping developing countries prepare for climate change. It offers a unique and comprehensive perspective on the potential role of insurance solutions in global adaptation to climate change and attempts to engender debate on the role of insurance in reducing global emissions and encouraging climate-friendly corporate behaviour.

Climate Change and Insurance

  • Filename: climate-change-and-insurance.
  • ISBN: 9781136535444
  • Release Date: 2015-02-13
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Eugene N. Gurenko
  • Publisher: Routledge



Climate change brings about a new set of major economic risks arising from changing weather patterns, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Most at risk are developing countries who, despite considerable post-disaster donor aid, have been bearing the major brunt of disaster-related losses. One adaptation solution that is rapidly gaining the support of countries and international donors is a risk transfer to the global reinsurance and capital markets. This volume, a special issue of the journal Climate Policy, explores the role that insurance-based mechanisms can play in helping developing countries prepare for climate change. It offers a unique and comprehensive perspective on the potential role of insurance solutions in global adaptation to climate change and attempts to engender debate on the role of insurance in reducing global emissions and encouraging climate-friendly corporate behaviour.

Insurance Systems in Times of Climate Change

  • Filename: insurance-systems-in-times-of-climate-change.
  • ISBN: 9783642224355
  • Release Date: 2011-10-22
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: Stephanie Hubner
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Natural disasters such as large-scale flooding are on the increase. Climate change directly affects our basis of existence. This includes residential buildings, and commercial and industrial properties. The author highlights the requirements that will have to be met by a protection system for buildings in the future. Insurance against natural hazards lies at the heart of such a system. The insurance systems of Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and the USA are presented. The author explains what type of insurance system is best suited to meet the challenge of climate change. The starting point of the legal section is statutory insurance with a monopoly. The question of whether such insurance is compatible with Swiss and EU law is examined. Keywords in this respect are economic freedom, competition, services of general interest and universal service.

Climate Change and Insurance

  • Filename: climate-change-and-insurance.
  • ISBN: 9781849775960
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 93
  • Author: Eugene Gurenko
  • Publisher: Earthscan



Climate change brings about a new set of major economic risks arising from changing weather patterns, extreme weather events and rising sea levels. Most at risk are developing countries who, despite considerable post-disaster donor aid, have been bearing the major brunt of disaster-related losses. One adaptation solution that is rapidly gaining the support of countries and international donors is a risk transfer to the global reinsurance and capital markets. This volume, a special issue of the journal Climate Policy, explores the role that insurance-based mechanisms can play in helping developing countries prepare for climate change. It offers a unique and comprehensive perspective on the potential role of insurance solutions in global adaptation to climate change and attempts to engender debate on the role of insurance in reducing global emissions and encouraging climate-friendly corporate behaviour.

Managing Extreme Climate Change Risks through Insurance

  • Filename: managing-extreme-climate-change-risks-through-insurance.
  • ISBN: 9781107355491
  • Release Date: 2013-03-28
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: W. J. Wouter Botzen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



In recent years, the damage caused by natural disasters has increased worldwide; this trend will only continue with the impact of climate change. Despite this, the role for the most common mechanism for managing risk - insurance - has received little attention. This book considers the contribution that insurance arrangements can make to society's management of the risks of natural hazards in a changing climate. It also looks at the potential impacts of climate change on the insurance sector, and insurers' responses to climate change. The author combines theory with evidence from the rich experiences of the Netherlands together with examples from around the world. He recognises the role of the individual in preparing for disasters, as well as the difficulties individuals have in understanding and dealing with infrequent risks. Written in plain language, this book will appeal to researchers and policy-makers alike.

Climate Change

  • Filename: climate-change.
  • ISBN: 1422315592
  • Release Date: 2007-08
  • Number of pages: 68
  • Author: John B. Stephenson
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing



Weather-related events have cost the nation billions of dollars in damages over the past decade. Many of these losses are borne by private insurers & by two federal insurance programs -- the National Flood Insurance Program, which insures properties against flooding, & the Federal Crop Insurance Corp., which insures crops against drought or other weather disasters. The author was asked to: (1) describe how climate change may affect future weather-related losses; (2) determine past insured weather-related losses; & (3) determine what major private insurers & federal insurers are doing to prepare for potential increases in such losses. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas

  • Filename: adapting-to-climate-change-in-urban-areas.
  • ISBN: 9781843696698
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author:
  • Publisher: IIED



This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world's population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or intensity climate change is likely to increase. Section I outlines both the potentials for adaptation and the constraints. Section II discusses the scale of urban change. Section III considers direct and indirect impacts of climate change on urban areas and which nations, cities and population groups are particularly at risk. This highlights how prosperous, well-governed cities could generally adapt, but most of the world's urban population lives in cities or smaller urban centres ill-equipped for adaptation. A key part of adaptation concerns infrastructure and buildings - but much of the urban population in Africa, Asia and Latin America lack the infrastructure to adapt. Most international agencies have long refused to support urban programmes, especially those that address these problems. Section IV discusses innovations by urban governments and community organizations and in financial systems that address such problems, including the relevance of recent innovations in disaster-risk reduction for adaptation. It notes how few city and national governments are taking any action on adaptation. Section V discusses how local innovation in adaptation can be encouraged and supported at national scale, and the funding needed to support this. Section VI considers the mechanisms for financing this and the larger ethical challenges that achieving adaptation raises - especially the fact that most climate-change-related urban (and rural) risks are in low-income nations with the least adaptive capacity, including many that have contributed very little to greenhouse-gas emissions.

Climate Change Litigation

  • Filename: climate-change-litigation.
  • ISBN: 9781107036062
  • Release Date: 2015-04-09
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Jacqueline Peel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Examines how litigation over climate change shapes the choices of governments, corporations and the public regarding mitigation and adaptation.

Tourism and Climate Change

  • Filename: tourism-and-climate-change.
  • ISBN: 9781845412630
  • Release Date: 2007-08-17
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Susanne Becken
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters



This book discusses the tourism-climate system and provides a sound basis for those interested in tourism management and climate change mitigation, adaptation and policy. In the first three chapters, the book provides a general overview of the relationships between tourism and climate change and illustrates the complexity in four case studies that are relevant to the wide audience of tourism stakeholders. In the following seven chapters detailed discussion of the tourism and climate systems, greenhouse gas accounting for tourism, mitigation, climate risk management and comprehensive tourism-climate policies are provided. This book compiles and critically analyses the latest knowledge in this field of research and seeks to make it accessible to tourism practitioners and other stakeholders involved in tourism or climate change.

Climate Change and Risk

  • Filename: climate-change-and-risk.
  • ISBN: 9781134698998
  • Release Date: 2002-03-11
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Thomas Downing
  • Publisher: Routledge



Climate, Change and Risk presents an overview of 'extreme' weather related events and our ability to cope with them. It focuses on society's responses, insurance matters and methodologies for the analysis of climatic hazards. Drawing on worldwide research from the leading names in the field this volume explores the changes in weather hazards that might be expected as the global climate changes.

Business and Climate Change Governance

  • Filename: business-and-climate-change-governance.
  • ISBN: 9781137302748
  • Release Date: 2013-09-12
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: T. Börzel
  • Publisher: Springer



How and why do business organisations contribute to climate change governance? The contributors' findings on South Africa, Kenya and Germany demonstrate that business contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change vary significantly.

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