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Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union

Source(s):  Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

FEEM Working Paper No. 041.2015:

This paper investigates if and how current EU policies influence flood insurance. While the question of supply and demand is at the core of the debate, the authors argue that another key dimension is often overlooked: how to use insurance as a lever for risk reduction and prevention efforts.

The authors investigate if and how current EU policies interplay with these two dimensions and then reflect on the national policy level, by illustrating two conflicting cases of flood insurance: the United Kingdom (UK), where flood insurance provision is widely available, but subject to current reform, and the Netherlands, where efforts to introduce flood insurance have only recently failed.

In analysing the current positions on the role of the EU in shaping flood insurance the authors conclude that there is wide agreement that harmonisation of flood insurance offering across the EU is unlikely to be effective. They conclude that there is clear scope for the EU to play a greater role in linking risk transfer and prevention, beyond existing channels, to ensure an integrated approach to flood risk management across the EU.



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  • Reflections on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and disaster risk reduction in the European Union
  • Publication date 2015
  • Author(s) Surminski, S.; Aerts, J.C.J.H.; Botzen, W.J.W.; Hudson, P.; Mysiak, J.; Pérez-Blanco, C. D.
  • Number of pages 38 p.

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