Wednesday, December 7, 15:00–16:15 CET
In parallel with the start of the 15th UN Convention on Biological Diversity, Maryam Golnaraghi moderated a webinar on our report Nature and the Insurance Industry: Taking action towards a nature-positive economy, examining what’s at stake with nature loss, the benefits of preserving natural capital, and the role of re/insurers as risk managers and investors.
Healthy nature is vital for socio-economic development and prosperity. Yet, human activities are causing massive degradation, with some ecosystems near their tipping points. Nature-based systems are a critical part of solutions to climate change, to increasing resilience to extreme events and to carbon sequestration. On the other hand, the net-zero transition introduces a challenging paradox: new climate technologies needed to decarbonise could lead to significant environmental risks. These need to be anticipated, assessed and managed, taking into consideration the entire value chain.
This webinar explored how re/insurers, as risk managers and investors, can support the development of a resilient, net-zero, nature-positive economy and incentivise sustainable business models among their insureds and investees.