Swiss Re, 2012This study reports on the worldwide economic losses from over 300 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters recorded in 2011 and the cost to the global insurance industry. It specifically analyses the catastrophes cost to society, the insured losses and the gap between insured and non-insured economic losses, which points to a widespread lack of insurance.
A special chapter on flooding in this edition of sigma reveals that flood loss potential can be just as high as that of earthquakes and storms. Analysing the floods in Thailand and their impact on the global manufacturing s ...Published by: Swiss Re ; 2012
Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2011: historic losses surface from record earthquakes and floods
This study reports on the worldwide economic losses from over 300 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters recorded in 2011 and the cost to the global insurance industry. It specifically analyses the catastrophes cost to society, the insured losses and the gap between insured and non-insured economic losses, which points to a widespread lack of insurance.
A special chapter on flooding in this edition of sigma reveals that flood loss potential can be just as high as that of earthquakes and storms. Analysing the floods in Thailand and their impact on the global manufacturing supply chain, the report points at the combination of factors — large affected areas, high concentration of property values, high insurance penetration, and insufficient pre-disaster risk preparedness — that multiplied the loss. It calls for businesses, governments, and societies at large to increasingly consider more stringent natural catastrophe and man-made disaster risk prevention and mitigation measures, especially in emerging countries of growing significance to the interconnected global economy; and for the insurance industry to further examine the implications of global supply-chains for a more holistic risk assessment going forward.
Notes: Sigma 2/2012
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, German, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)2012
Catástrofes de lla naturaleza y grandes siniestros antropógenos en 2011: pérdidas históricas a consecuencia de terremotos e inundaciones sin precedentes
Notes: Sigma 2/2012
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: English, French, German
Format: Digital (Free)2012
Catastrophes naturelles et techniques en 2011: des dommages historiques suite à des séismes et des inondations record
Notes: Sigma 2/2012
Language(s): French; Other Languages: English, German, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)Los planificadores nacionales están buscando inversores privados que contribuyan a financiar los planes de desarrollo basados en unas bajas emisiones de carbono.[article]
in Boletín > Vol.60(1) (2011) . - p.34-37
Los planificadores nacionales están buscando inversores privados que contribuyan a financiar los planes de desarrollo basados en unas bajas emisiones de carbono.
Language(s): Spanish; Other Languages: English, French, Russian
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy[article]Bulletin, Vol. 60 (1). WMO, 2011[article]
in Bulletin > Vol. 60 (1) (2011) . - p.38-40
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French, Russian, Spanish
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Using the principles of responsible business conduct identified in the OECD Guidelines for Multi ...PermalinkADB, 2009This report, published by the Asian Development Bank, examines the economics of climate change in Southeast Asia. The report focuses on Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam in particular. It is found that the region is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its heavily populated coastal areas and its reliance on agriculture. Therefore, Southeast Asia will be required to undertake a relatively high proportion of adaptation measures. It is also argued that the region has a great deal of potential in terms of climate change mitigation and the regio ...PermalinkOcCC, 2007Le présent rapport résume l’état actuel du savoir sur le lien entre événements extrêmes en Suisse et changements climatiques globaux dans la perspective d’un groupe d’experts interdisciplinaire. Il considère toute la chaîne d’actions qui part des changements climatiques globaux, passe par les modifications des extrêmes météorologiques dans les Alpes et aboutit aux effets sur l’ampleur des dommages et aux conséquences économiques. Le rapport cherche à donner une vue nuancée, considérant la dimension scientifique, les effets possibles sur les espaces de vie, mais aussi des influences non climati ...Permalink