All pages with keywords: loss and damage

Economic impacts of flooding in the UK

a commentary by Bob Ward 14 January, 2016

Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications, examines the potential cost of recent floods in the UK. read more »


Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work program

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge 21 September, 2015

This paper presents evidence of current engagement and expectations, from official submissions to the UNFCCC, L&D literature, and relates this to experiences from the fields of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). 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 »


The concept of loss and damage of climate change – a new challenge for climate decision-making? A climate science perspective

a research article by Swenja Surminski 4 August, 2014

This paper reviews the implications of Loss and Damage L&D for decision-making with a special focus on the role of climate science. read more »


Learning from Disasters: The effect of past experience on losses from natural disasters

Learning from Disasters: The effect of past experience on losses from natural disasters

Grantham Workshop Tom McDermott 11 Dec 2013

Grantham Workshop Speaker: Tom Mcdermott


Fabian Barthel – Have Disaster Damages Increased over Time?

Seminar 3 Nov 2010

Part of the PhD Seminar Series at LSE. Speaker: Fabian Barthel


Non-economic losses in the context of the UNFCCC work programme on loss and damage

Non-economic losses in the context of the UNFCCC work programme on loss and damage

a policy paper by Sam Fankhauser, Simon Dietz 1 February, 2014

Sam Fankhauser, Simon Dietz and Phillip Gradwell


Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work programme

Observations on the role of the private sector in the UNFCCC’s loss and damage of climate change work programme

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Jillian Eldridge 1 December, 2013

Private sector engagement, particularly in relation to public policy based action and strategy, has become a buzz word in most policy areas, but this is often … read more »



Climate change in India: what role for insurance and the private sector?

Climate change in India: what role for insurance and the private sector?

a commentary by Swenja Surminski 18 July, 2012

LSE’s research staff argue that the commercial viability of crop insurance must be considered before private insurance companies can play an effective role in climate change adaptation. read more »


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