All pages with keywords: risk

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

Pricing ambiguity in catastrophe risk insurance

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Falk Niehörster 23 May, 2019

The authors of this paper apply a newly developed insurance pricing model to two catastrophe model data sets relating to hurricane risk in two locations in the Atlantic basin, estimating ambiguity loads – the extra insurance premium due to ambiguity – and showing how these depend on the insurer’s attitude to ambiguity. read more »


Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood 6 December, 2018

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included within the Paris Agreement. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core operating practices. read more »


New report shows it is vital for investors to support a just transition for workers: Institutions with US$5 trillion in assets back efforts to link climate action to social inclusion

Press release 6 December, 2018

Investors can play a critical role in making sure that action on climate change also builds a prosperous and inclusive economy – in other words, achieving a just transition. This … read more »


As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 16 October, 2018

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »


Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

Resilient, but from whose perspective? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience

a working paper by Lindsey Jones, Marco D'Errico 6 September, 2018

Little has been known to date about how objective and subjective modes of evaluating resilience compare. This paper addresses this gap, introducing a new method of subjective evaluation through household surveys in Uganda. The findings are relevant to evaluation toolkit design. read more »


The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

a research article by Mook Bangalore 5 April, 2018

Despite complex interlinkages, insights into the multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty can be gained through an analysis of different risks across space, time and scale within a single … read more »


Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

Consultation response: ‘Streamlined energy and carbon reporting’

a policy publication by Simon Dietz, Sini Matikainen, Bruno Rauis 8 December, 2017

This paper sets out responses to selected questions from the the UK government’s consultation on its proposal for a more streamlined and effective energy and carbon reporting framework. read more »


Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

Promoting flood risk reduction: The role of insurance in Germany and England

a research article by Swenja Surminski 5 October, 2017

Improving society’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from flooding requires integrated, anticipatory flood risk management (FRM). However, most countries still focus their efforts on responding to … read more »


Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

Adaptation to climate change: A review through a development economics lens

a research article by David Castells-Quintana, Maria del Pilar Lopez-Uribe, Tom McDermott 22 January, 2017

This paper looks at adaptation to climate change from the point of view of (poor) households. Since the development literature has firmly established the role of weather risk as a … read more »