Publications: Climate Change

Ensuring Climate Risk Insurance works for the poor

9 November 2016

Ahead of the annual climate change conference, this short briefing builds on our policy report, 'Weathering a Risky Climate' earlier in the year and lays out how the international climate negotiations can help achieve progress for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities, who are on the frontlines of the changing climate. In this briefing we show how the 'Pro-Poor Principles for...

Weathering a Risky Climate: the role of insurance in reducing vulnerability to extreme weather

2 May 2016

The people on the frontlines of the climate crisis are the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Insurance can play an important role in protecting families from falling into poverty after extreme weather shocks, promoting more secure livelihoods, and transforming society's response towards more proactive management of climate risks. In this report, we present a new set of 'Pro-Poor Principles for Climate Risk Insurance', as a gold standard by which to evaluate donor investments, together with a collection of case-studies demonstrating the impacts of groundbreaking climate risk insurance initiatives.

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