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Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) was launched by Munich Re in April 2005 in response to the growing realisation that insurance-related solutions can support the adaptation to climate change advocated in the Framework Convention and Kyoto Protocol. This initiative brings together insurers, experts on climate change and adaptation, NGOs and policy researchers intent on finding solutions to the risks posed by climate change. MCII provides a forum and gathering point for insurance-related expertise on climate-change impact issues.

MCII has four objectives:

  1. To facilitate insurance-related solutions to help deal with the impact of climate change
  2. To conduct and support pilot projects for the application of insurance-related solutions
  3. To promote insurance-related approaches in cooperation with other organizations and initiatives
  4. To identify and promote loss-reduction measures

Action Pledge

In line with its four objectives, MCII strives to support Parties with technical and other information that will enable a sound discussion of the benefits of insurance mechanisms to facilitate and realize adaptation to climate change, particularly in developing countries. MCII strives to see an insurance mechanism in the Copenhagen Agreed Outcome. Additionally MCII promotes the greater use of insurance mechanisms to help developing countries manage weather-related extreme events.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (131 kB)

Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

The following was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters
pdf-icon MCII contribution to synthesis publication (161 kB)


Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

pdf-icon Mission statement (490 kB)

Munich Re