The issue of climate risk and extreme events is moving to the forefront of the public agenda. The Geneva Association has issued a number of publications on this topic.

An Integrated Approach to Managing Extreme Events and Climate Risks – towards a concerted public private approach
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Geneva Association Chairman Speaks at UN Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony (April 2016)
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COP21 Paris Agreement: What Does It Mean for the (Re)insurance Sector? (February 2016)
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Special Session on Climate Change and the Insurance Sector - Organised by the OECD and The Geneva Association (January 2016)
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Geneva Association CEOs Reaffirm their Commitment on Climate Risks (Nov 2015) Statement

Insuring Flood Risk in Asia's High-Growth Markets (July 2015)
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Insurance as contributors to problem solving and impact reduction (June 2015)
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Proposal for the Development of Geneva Association Strategic Priorities and Implementation Plan in EE + CR
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The Global Insurance Protection Gap: Assessment and Recommendations (November 2014)
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The Climate Risk Statement of The Geneva Association (May 2014)
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Lessons learned from the events of 11 March 2011 (November 2013)
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The Geneva Association calls on UN climate delegates to take action on disaster risk reduction (November 2013)
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Warming of the Oceans and Implications for the (Re)insurance Industry by Falk Niehörster (lead author and editor) (June 2013)
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Geneva Report No. 7: Insurers' contributions to disaster reduction—a series of case studies, edited by Meghan Orie and Walter R. Stahel (May 2013)
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Climate Risks and the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) by Walter Stahel in General Assembly Review, pp. 33–38 (September 2012)
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The UN Shift from Social Research to Protecting the Environment to Governance by Meghan Orie (May 2012)
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Insurance Law and Economics Research for Natural Hazard Management in a Changing Climate, editorial by Raimond Schwarze in The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice, Volume 37 (2) (April 2012)
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Geneva Report No. 5: Extreme events and insurance: 2011 annus horribilis, edited by Christophe Courbage and Walter R. Stahel (March 2011)
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Joint Statement of The Geneva Association, UNEP-FI, MCII and ClimateWise: "Global insurance industry statement on adapting to climate change in developing countries" (September 2010)
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The Geneva Report No. 2: The insurance industry and climate change—Contribution to the global debate, The Geneva Association (July 2009)
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Further reading

The Geneva Association has published a number of publications, articles and special contributions on the topic of climate risk. Please do not hesitate to visit our resource centre where you may refine your search.

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