Climate change jeopardizes socioeconomic stability, and sets back development efforts. The increasing frequency and severity of climate-change-driven disasters threaten lives and livelihoods, food security, water supply, property security, and economic prosperity across the globe. Adaptation is vital to make society resilient to the impacts of climate change. This paper is the work of six authors led by Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, and contributes to a series of background papers commissioned by the Global Commission on Adaptation to inform its 2019 flagship report.
The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ekhosuehi Iyahen as its first Secretary General, effective 1 October 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations. It aims to enhance the use of insurance to build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda.