How Resilient Is Your Country?

(Editorial by Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Nature, 491, Nov. 2012) — Extreme events are on the rise. Governments must implement national and integrated risk-management strategies. As the United States continues to mop up after Superstorm Sandy, we see again our vulnerability to extreme events. The destruction was massive: US$50 billion in economic losses; large-scale evacuations; thousands of […]

OECD HQ, Dec 5, 2012. Terrorism Risk and Insurance Markets.

Second OECD International Conference on Terrorism Risk and terrorism Insurance Markets – Paris, France – December 5, 2012 How is the terrorism threat evolving today? Are organizations preparing for this risk? Do current insurance solutions adequately answer the needs of market players in an ever-changing risk context? What is the future of temporary national terrorism […]

G20: Disaster Risk Financing is a Priority

On November 5, the G20 had its last series of meeting for the Mexican Presidency. In its final official communique, the members of the G20 declared: “We recognize that disaster risk financing policies are necessary for an overall Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategy. We appreciate and welcome the combined efforts made by the World Bank […]