Adaptation and development

Climate change may put at risk past development achievements.

There are synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, economic growth, human development, social equity and poverty alleviation.

This programme explores climate-compatible forms of economic and social development; adaptation policies, instruments and institutions at different spatial scales; and the roles of the public and private sectors in adaptation decision making.

Research

Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk

Flood insurance in England – An assessment of the current and newly proposed insurance scheme in the context of rising flood risk

By applying our analytical framework we find an absence of formal incentive mechanisms for risk reduction in the existing and proposed Flood Re scheme. We identify the barriers for applying insurance to risk reduction and point to some possible modifications in the Flood Re proposal to deliver a greater link between risk transfer and risk reduction. read more »

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