The following events were held as part of the Munich re programme. The aim of the events was to stimulate interactions between researchers, the insurance industry and policy-makers about key aspects of climate researchers.
This symposium on Insurance in Emerging Markets brought together a small group of leading academics and practitioners to discuss the different determinants of insurance growth. The aim was to have an open exchange on latest findings, considering evidence from emerging markets and developed markets, as well as comparing tools and methods for evaluation. (Symposium 5, LSE, November 2012)
LSE hosted an academic symposium on Hurricane Forecasting, with a focus on questions relating to the construction, evaluation and use of hurricane forecasts on seasonal scales. (Symposium 4, LSE, May 2012)
A science symposium that took place in London. (Symposium 3, LSE, November 2010)
Industry symposium that took place in Munich. (Symposium 2, November 2010)
Experts on issues of climate and climate change risk management came together to explore how different modelling techniques could improve decision-making and risk assessing. (Symposium 1, London, July 2009)
An industry roundtable attended by 18 representatives of the insurance industry. May 2010
Professor Arthur Petersen (Munich Re programme Visiting Professor) discusses the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's uncertainty management. 13 May 2010
Professor Kunreuther (Munich Re programme Visiting Professor) explores some of the issues in his new book - including how to manage large-scale risks. October 2009
Reception and book launch
A reception and book launch were hosted at LSE on 23 May 2012, of Professor Arthur Petersen's book, 'Simulating Nature: a philosophical study of computer-simulation uncertainties and their role in climate science and policy advice'.
A workshop looking at risk perception and insurance in the context of climate change. May 2011