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Workshop on insurance-related actions to address the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and from the impact of the implementation of response measures

14-15 May 2003
Bonn, Germany

Background

The Conference of the Parties (COP), by its decision 5/CP.7, requested the secretariat to organize a workshop on insurance-related actions to address the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and from the impact of the implementation of response measures.
Discussions and the exchange of information at the workshop covered the following main issues: Challenges for managing risk arising from the adverse effects of climate change and the impact of the implementation of response measures; approaches to risk management for the adverse effects of climate change and the impact of the implementation of response measures; limitations and problems with existing data; national and international initiatives as possible hedging mechanisms against potential economic losses.

Report of the workshop

Background papers

  • Insurance-related actions to address the specific needs and concerns of developing country Parties arising from the adverse effects of climate change and from the impact of the implementation of response measures by Mr. Axel Michaelowa ((PDF) Background paper
  • Insurance-related actions and risk assessment in the context of the UNFCCC by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, M.J. Mace and Roda Verheyen (pdf-icon Background paper)

(PDF) Agenda    

(PDF) List of Participants  

Presentations

Insurance-related actions in the context of the adverse effects of climate change

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Ms. Joanne Bayer International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis pdf-icon Overview of insurance-related actions in the context of the adverse effects of climate change (186 kB)
Mr. Paul Clements Hunt UNEP Finance Initiatives pdf-icon Forging innovative public-private insurance mechanisms to address climate-related losses - What is needed? (1241 kB)
Mr. John Harding Secretariat of the Intenational Strategy for Disaster Reduction pdf-icon Linking disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (328 kB)
Mr. David Etkin Environment Canada pdf-icon The Canadian Disaster Experience: Driving Forces (876 kB)
Mr. David Crichton Middlesex University and University College London  pdf-icon Risk management best practices (126 kB)

Insurance-related actions in the context of the impact of response measures

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Axel Michaelowa Hamburg Institute of International Economics pdf-icon Overview of insurance-related actions in the context of the impact of response measures (160 kB)
Mr. Ugo Fasano International Monetary Fund pdf-icon Fiscal policy in oil exporting countries and the role of oil saving and stabilization funds (107 kB)
Mr.
Kjersti Flåthen
Norwegian Ministry of Finance pdf-icon National initiatives to hedge against potential loss of oil revenues: The Norwegian Government Petroleum Fund (310 kB)
Mr. Axel Michaelowa Hamburg Institute of International Economics pdf-icon Capacity-building needs for risk assessment in the context of losses arising from the impact of the implementation of response measures (91 kB)