This session presents the relevance and challenges of insurance mechanisms in supporting vulnerable communities in urban areas to cope with impacts from more intense and frequent extreme events. It exposes the rationale of insurance for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation as well as lessons learnt from past projects to enhance new programmes.
It is particularly attractive and worthwhile for city officials that would like to increase their response and recovery capacity in the aftermath of extreme events, as well as for insurance companies that can assist local governments through these challenges.
- Maryke van Staden, Director of ICLEI’s Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Climate Center), ICLEI World Secretariat
- Swenja Surminski, Deputy Director and Head of Adaptation Research, Grantham Institute (LSE)
- Daniela Bohl, Sector Economist Financial Systems Development, KfW
- Annette Detken, Head of InsuResilience Solutions Fund / Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
- Juan Marcano, Head of Business Development, Global Parametrics
- Alejandra Bolio Rojas, Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, Merida City Hall, Mexico
- Leo Bacelar, Secretary of Urban Policy and Licensing, Recife City Hall, Brazil
- Nazmul Huq, Head of Resilient Development, ICLEI World Secretariat