All pages with keywords: disaster risk

Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski 17 May, 2017

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration … read more »


Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a working paper by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski 9 June, 2016

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ –  A new business case for disaster risk management

Realising the ‘triple dividend of resilience’ – A new business case for disaster risk management

a book by Swenja Surminski 1 March, 2016

This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained … read more »


Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

Novel and improved insurance instruments for risk reduction

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick, Jillian Eldridge, Paul Hudson, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Jaroslav Mysiak, Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Francisco Rego, Robin Nicolai, Carlos Neto, Reinhard Mechler, António Macedo, Anna Lorant, Conceição Colaço 30 March, 2015

In the context of natural disaster insurance and risk reduction this paper looks at how to assess existing insurance offerings and how to design new schemes. read more »


Response to European Commission’s green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made disasters

Response to European Commission’s green paper on the insurance of natural and man-made disasters

a policy publication by Swenja Surminski, Florence Crick 1 July, 2013

of key points Insurance is one tool amongst others in a holistic natural disaster risk management strategy. Risk transfer alone, without consideration of risk reduction efforts, is not a … read more »


The roles of public and private actors in the governance of adaptation: the case of agricultural insurance in India

The roles of public and private actors in the governance of adaptation: the case of agricultural insurance in India

a working paper by Swenja Surminski 1 September, 2012

Climate change adaptation is an increasingly important field and will involve a range of actors from national governments to private companies, communities and households. There is … read more »