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  • UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses
    UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses

    GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13.

    In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.

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  • Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region
    Financing risk in Eurasia: Community, country and region

    Risk is part and parcel of development, entwined with development and inseparable from that development. Increasingly it is recognized that an understanding and management of risk is what makes development truly sustainable.

  • Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative
    Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative

    ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

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  • Denis Duverne
    Denis Duverne appointed Chair of the Insurance Development Forum

    The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Duverne as Chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin effective 11 September 2018. The IDF is grateful for Mr. Catlin’s leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.

  • Resilience - Addressing the Protection Gap

    On Wednesday 25 April 2018, Clyde & Co welcomed a wide range of speakers and an audience from insurance, resilience management, construction and engineering and government to discuss the impact of climate change and urbanisation on the protection gap. 2017 was one of the worst years in recent memory for natural disasters with hurricanes and wildfires causing significant disruption and damage.