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The socioeconomic risks associated with weather-related events and other natural catastrophes are on the rise, exacerbated by climate change and urban development patterns. The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Agenda for Sustainable Development and the COP21 Paris Agreement promotes the need for a comprehensive approach to managing extreme events and climate risk.
The (re)insurance industry can play a key role in public-private partnerships that take these commitments forward as integral components of national to local development planning.
The Geneva Association conducts research focused on two key pillars: (i) building resilience to extreme events and climate risk; and (ii) the transition to a low-carbon economy. It also facilitates high-level dialogue engaging C-level executives of the insurance industry and authorities from policymakers, standard-setting and regulatory bodies, governments, the United Nations and development organisations.