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News on climate change and how it affects the global insurance and reinsurance industry.

Swiss Re & Carbonfuture partner to boost carbon removal market standards

1st December 2022

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re and carbon removal tracing platform Carbonfuture, have signed a multi-year offtake agreement to support high-quality standards in the biochar carbon removal market. Carbonfuture suggests that the partnership is among the largest biochar agreements ever signed, and further highlights the relevance that trustworthy approaches to carbon removal credits ... Read the full article

COP27 saw climate finance breakthroughs, but failed to adapt emission pledges: Swiss Re

29th November 2022

At the COP27 climate change conference that took place earlier this month, breakthroughs on climate finance were announced, but the event failed to adopt more ambitious emissions reduction pledges and agree the further phase-out of all fossil fuels, suggests Swiss Re. A new report by Swiss Re Institute, highlights that the ... Read the full article

Ariel Re hires cleantech specialist Tad Dritz as Senior Risk Analyst

28th November 2022

Global reinsurer Ariel Re has appointed clean energy and renewables technology consultant Tad Dritz as a Senior Risk Analyst. In this role, Dritz will help the company to evaluate the technical risks associated with clean energy technologies, including biofuels, bioenergy, battery storage, fuel cells, hydrogen and solar. Dritz also works as an ... Read the full article

Longer-term climate threats being ignored by risk professionals: Airmic

28th November 2022

New research from Airmic says that risk professionals are highly focused on addressing immediate natural peril risks at the expense of looking at longer-term climate threats. The firm says that its Climate Risk and Parametric Insurance Cover survey shows that climate risk is still not getting the priority it needs among ... Read the full article

“Insurance can influence systemic change,” says IDF exec after COP27

23rd November 2022

Michel M. Liès, Steering Committee Chairman of the IDF and Chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, has asserted that the IDF's announcements at the recent COP27 climate conference are "a testament to how insurance can influence systemic change." The Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and ... Read the full article

Ping An highlights parametric and index insurance for combatting climate change

22nd November 2022

Richard Sheng, Secretary of the Board of Directors for Chinese insurer Ping An, has highlighted the role of parametric and index insurance in combatting the challenges of climate change. Speaking via videoconference on green and sustainable finance during the recent COP27 event, Sheng noted how his company has been exploring coverages ... Read the full article

Risk pools ARC, CCRIF and PCRIC agree to partnership at COP27

21st November 2022

Global risk pools African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd.), CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) and Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) have agreed to a partnership at the recent COP27 climate conference. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm ... Read the full article

Net zero plans help insurers manage carbon transition risks: Moody’s

21st November 2022

According to a recent Moody's investor's service report, net zero objectives require considerable organisational focus and investment in measuring carbon transition risk, which in turn puts insurers in a better position to manage it. The most credible plans are based on robust and transparent frameworks, include measurable interim targets, and cover ... Read the full article

Insurance crucial for Asia to face climate challenges

17th November 2022

Insurance has a crucial role in anticipating, identifying, and managing climate-related risks in Asia, says Anusha Thavarajah, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Asia Pacific. Temperatures are rising two times faster in Asia than in global average, and the continent is at the frontline of the risks of climate change. Additionally it ... Read the full article

GRMA selected as Key Resource for Global Shield Initiative

16th November 2022

The Global Risk Modelling Alliance (GRMA) has been selected as Key Resource for the Global Shield Initiative, an initiative for pre-arranged financial support designed to be deployed during climate disasters that was launched at COP27 earlier this week. In a statement, the GRMA said that a further €10m in funding ... Read the full article

WTW to partner with UNICEF on child focused cyclone project

16th November 2022

Broking and solutions company, WTW, has helped to create the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) new initiative to provide sustainable disaster and climate change protection to meet the specific needs of vulnerable children. The ground-breaking UNICEF Today and Tomorrow Initiative will invest in climate resilience and anticipatory action for improved cyclone ... Read the full article

V20 and G7 launch Global Shield initiative at COP27, backed by World Bank

15th November 2022

The Vulnerable 20 Group of Finance Ministers (V20) of 58 climate vulnerable economies and the Group of Seven (G7) have launched the Global Shield against Climate Risks, an initiative for pre-arranged financial support designed to be deployed during climate disasters. Launched at COP27 this week, initial contributions to the initiative include ... Read the full article

Ping An’s Larsen sees significant opportunity in carbon transition

15th November 2022

With the COP27 conference underway, Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer at Chinese insurer Ping An, says he sees significant opportunities for the insurance and reinsurance industries to finance the transition to a low carbon economy. "Ping An, as a very large China-based financial technology and health company, certainly has the ambition ... Read the full article

COP27: Swiss Re’s Scotti urges re/insurers to fund climate adaptation projects

15th November 2022

Veronica Scotti, Chairperson for Public Sector Solutions at Swiss Re, has called for re/insurers to fund “transformative” climate adaptation projects to improve resilience, and says that the ongoing COP27 conference represents the “perfect opportunity” to drive this change. “Mitigation efforts aimed at cutting future emissions alone will not be enough," Scotti ... Read the full article

African insurers pledge $14bn of cover to take up climate change fight

15th November 2022

A group of over 85 insurers in Africa have pledged to create a financing facility to provide $14 billion of cover to help protect 1.4 billion people within the continent against floods, droughts, and tropical cyclones. The commitment to create the African Climate Risk Facility (ACRF) was made during the ongoing ... Read the full article