Climate change and the insurance sector

Presented by

Bronwyn Claire, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

About this talk

35 minute webinar: ClimateWise is a voluntary global network of (re)insurers, brokers and other insurance industry service providers, committed to leading the industry in addressing the risks and opportunities presented by climate change. This presentation will cover latest climate research and projections, climate impacts and likely future scenarios and the implications of these to the insurance industry. It will also explore the broad risk channels climate change presents, why understanding the financial impacts of climate change to the industry is important and how this relates to voluntary disclosure frameworks and regulatory momentum in this space. The presentation will also cover what ClimateWise members are doing to tackle the issues climate change presents to the industry. Learning objectives: •Develop a broad awareness of current climate change impacts and future trends and importance of incorporating this into planning and strategies. •Develop an awareness of global frameworks to build resilience to tackle future shocks driven by climate change •Understand the main climate risk channels for the insurance sector •Understand existing voluntary reporting frameworks and global regulatory developments for the sector relating to climate risk and opportunity •Develop an awareness of ClimateWise; its purpose and research •Understand where further training and capacity building opportunities exist within the sustainable finance sphere
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