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Publication Date: 25th June 2020

Authors: Swenja Surminski, Sara Mehryar and Maryam Golnaraghi

Part of a comprehensive review of flood risk management in mature economies, this report looks at the system in England, where insurance take-up is high and climate change is taken into account. It finds that the current system is in transition, with focus shifting towards flood resilience; however, progress is slow and more needs to be done to incentivise risk reduction and avoid over-reliance on structural protection and the future availability of insurance.

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