• 12
    May
    2003
  • 14
    May
    2003
Workshop
Workshop on insurance and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events

Time:

01:00 - 00:59

Venue:

Bonn

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

12-13 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 and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events. Discussions and the exchange of information at the workshop covered the following main issues: Overview of insurance and risk assessment in the context of climate change and extreme weather events; the perspectives on risk assessment methodologies provided by the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC; Insurance industry perspectives; National and international approaches to managing and insuring against natural disaster risks; Public–private partnerships; and insurance and adaptation/maladaptation to climate change.
Report of the workshop

Background paper

  • Insurance-related actions and risk assessment in the context of the UNFCCC by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, M.J. Mace and Roda Verheyen (Background paper)

Agenda
List of Participants           

Presentations

Presenter

Party/ Organization

Subject

Mr. Thomas Loster

Munich Re and Chair of UNEP Finance Initiatives' Climate Change Working Group

Private (Re)Insurance: Facts and notes (67 kB)

Ms. Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis 

Overview on insurance and risk assessment for extreme weather events (168 kB)

Mr. Andrew Dlugolecki

Andlug Consulting

The IPCC context and risk assessment methodologies (109 kB)

Mr. Mizan Khan

Bangladesh

Climate Risks and Microinsurance: The Case of Bangladesh (143 kB)

Mr. Herman Semes Jr.

Federated States of Micronesia

Impacts and management of extreme weather events in the Federated States of Micronesia (1501 kB)

Mr. David Crichton

Middlesex University and University College London

Insurance and maladaptation to climate change (124 kB)

Mr. Vijay Kalavakonda

World Bank

Dealing with Natural Disaster Risks - Institutions and Products (308 kB)

Mr. Andrew Dlugolecki 

Andlug Consulting

Current experience with weather hazards: an insurance industry view (116 kB)

Mr. Ian Burton

Independent Scholar and Consultant

Bringing together adaptation to climate change and insurance: How to improve adaptation and extend insurance availability (49 kB)

Mr. Jiahua Pan

China

Insurance for climate change related risks from a Chinese perspective (95 kB)

Mr. Kamal Kishore

UNDP

A climate risk management approach to adaptation to climate change and disaster reduction (801 kB)

Language:

English