Insurance for a better world

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Publication Date: 1st May 2013

Geneva Report No. 7 presents case studies on four topics: floods, earthquakes, resilient communities and liability litigation as a tool for disaster remediation. Its aim is to highlight the interconnections and forms of cooperation that exist between the different stakeholders—individuals, businesses, government authorities, judiciary systems, risk experts, engineers and the insurance industry—involved in mitigating the effects of catastrophic events. The case studies examine specific aspects of natural catastrophes to provide the basis for much-needed discussions on defining innovative roles for the stakeholders involved. They also show how these different stakeholders can collectively explore new forms of private–public cooperation to make communities more resilient to catastrophic events.

An accompanying fact sheet is available: Fact Sheet: Insurers’ contributions to disaster reduction