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Climate change impacts and the crop re/insurance business

Organizer(s) Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re)



1500 -15:45 CEST

About the webinar

Climate change poses one of the most pervasive risks to our planet and our prosperity. In order to tackle the global challenges related to climate change, knowledge is key. Swiss Re is therefore launching a series of webinars focused on discussing various climate change related topics with key external experts.   In the wake of the extreme summer experienced by large parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the third webinar of the series will address climate change impacts on crops through the lens of crop re/insurance. In a world where weather- and climate-driven impacts are expected to increase in both intensity and frequency, scientific insights are key to better understand and anticipate the unknown future. This webinar will first present the latest evidence on past and projected global changes in major crop yields based on findings from the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). Our renowned experts will then discuss the calls-to-action for crop re/insurers.   The webinar will address the following key questions:

  • What are the possible impacts of projected climate change on global crop yields? Can we already identify potential winners and losers in the face of large uncertainties?
  • What is the contribution of climate change to inter-annual yield variability and the impacts of extreme events? Can recent events be attributed to anthropogenic climate change?
  • Are backward-looking crop risk assessment views still representative of a future world?
  • How should the crop re/insurance industry react to the changing environment?

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