The Insurance Development Forum is delighted to be co-hosting a 2019-2020 seminar series with the Centre for Disaster Protection and the World Bank DRF team, entitled 'Finding Better Ways to Stop Disasters Devastating Lives'. The idea behind the seminar series is to provide a platform where esteemed speakers from the disaster risk financing/insurance space can share insights in their works, with the aim of promoting learning, innovation and discussion.
The report illustrates the importance of climate risk analysis as an essential instrument of comprehensive climate risk management on the basis of results of a San Salvador case study. Including insurance in the analysis further shows the relevance of insurance and the incentives insurance can set for complementary adaptation measures.
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.