Cover Story -- Climate Change : Re/Insurance as a strong supporter to climate change mitigation & adaptation

January 2011
Asia Insurance Review;Jan2011, p26
Trade Publication
The article discusses the facts and possible solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation for the insurance industry. Munich Re is expecting an increase in the frequency and severity of weather related events and resulting damage, in terms of economic, social, and environmental impacts. Mitigation refers to all measures designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which means limiting global warming.


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