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The Munich Re programme

Munich Re 

Evaluating the economics of climate risks and opportunities in the insurance sector  

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This research programme is funded by Munich Re| and benefits from research collaborations across the industry and public sectors. It is a comprehensive research programme that focuses on the assessment of the risks from climate change, and on the appropriate responses, to inform decision making in the private and public sectors.

A number of activities are being carried out as part of the programme, including the publication of technical papers and industry briefings, symposia, business roundtables and workshops.

Research projects|

Insurance industry briefs|

Technical papers|

Conference presentations|


Research projects

There are five project areas within the programme, ranging from the impacts of climate change on extreme weather events to the economic impacts of climate change in emerging economies:

Insurance industry briefs

Each brief explores important and topical aspects of climate change that have particular implications and consequences for the insurance industry, drawing on the latest research from the Munich Re Programme and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).

The content of the briefs is intended to be of interest to a wide range of professionals within the insurance industry, as well as policy makers and regulators.

Trends in economic and insured losses from weather-related events: a new analysis|

Aiming for a 2°C goal: what does it mean for the insurance industry?


Technical papers

Research papers that are the outputs of the programme are available in manuscript form as technical papers. The technical papers are intended to stimulate discussion within the research community and among users of research, and its content may have been submitted for publication in academic journals. Each paper is reviewed by at least one internal referee before publication. The views expressed in each paper represent those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the host institutions or funder.

The papers are listed below.

Conference presentations

Workshops/conference presentations relating to the Munich Re programme, held in:



Symposia, workshops and business roundtables are held as part of the programme's aim to simulate interactions between researchers, the insurance industry and policy makers about key aspects of climate researchers.

Details of forthcoming and past events|


Programme leader

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Judith Rees| 



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