ClimateWise, a global network of 29 insurance industry organizations which is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has warned of the urgent need to address the growing $100 billion annual climate risk 'protection gap' in two new reports; Investing for Resilience and the ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2016.
Panellists at a COP22 event co-hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) offered many practical examples of climate services. The event drew on insights from climate services users, providers and intermediaries and identified key areas where the new SEI initiative on climate services could build on existing good practice and add value to the sector.
As a country prone to natural hazards, Cuba has begun to incorporate lessons and exercises on disaster risk reduction into its school curriculum. Children are leading the way for a society rooted in preparedness and resilience.