The 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris is a key event of 2015. Political and industry leaders, civil society and media from around the world will converge on Paris Le Bourget. The insurance sector is particularly affected by the problem of global warming, as it bears a significant share of the cost of natural disasters, and costs are expected to increase in the future. This international conference is an opportunity to highlight these issues, to raise awareness of the various existing compensation schemes, to reflect on possible adaptations and to emphasize the need to prevent natural disasters and limit damages and associated costs.
World premiere screening during the Conference
Natural disaster insurance in a changing climate: anticipating the challenges
Wednesday 9 December 2015, 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Climate Generations Area
Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre
Carrefour Charles Lindbergh, 93350 Le Bourget
The conference will be chaired by Margareta WAHLSTRÖM
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
11:00 : Opening of the conference by Margareta WAHLSTRÖM
11:30 : Projection of the documentary « Get Ready : adapting to cope with natural disasters »
12:00 : Debate « Natural disaster insurance in a changing climate: anticipating the challenges»
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The Caisse Centrale de Réassurance, as a public reinsurer, provides assistance to individuals and local governments by offering financial protection of property and activities from damages caused by natural disasters.
Their particular expertise in natural disasters helps insurers and governments to better understand their exposure to climate risks and so helps them to reduce their vulnerability through preventative measures and regional planning. Given their central role in risk management in France, CCR is very aware of issues related to the link between climate change and the occurrence of natural disasters. In addition, they are committed to engaging with the latest data and research to develop a better knowledge of the subject.