Evaluating the Economics of Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Insurance Sector – five years of research under the LSE Munich Re programme

Date: 24 Sep 2013
Venue: The Royal Society, London

ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy conference: including the Munich Re Programme 2008 to 2013.

Date and location: Tuesday 24th September 2013, The Royal Society (conference room), London

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1.00 pm Registration and Lunch

2.00 pm Welcome and introduction

Professor Judith Rees, Director, CCCEP and Peter Höppe, Head Geo Risks Research, Munich Re

2.10 pm

Insights Gleaned from the Munich Re Programme and Today’s Climate Challenges to the Insurance Sector

Professor Leonard Smith, Director, CATS

2.30 pm

Presentation 1: Hurricane Forecasting and Insurance Implications

Dr Nicola Ranger, Senior Research Fellow, LSE

Comments and implications, Professor Howard Kunreuther, Wharton Business School

3.20 pm Coffee

3.40 pm

Presentation 2: Climate Change and Insurance in the BRICs Countries

Dr Swenja Surminski, Senior Research Fellow, LSE

To include a response from Munich Re and an audience discussion

4.20 pm

Presentation 3: Designing Climate Model Experiments to Inform Decisions

Dr Erica Thompson, Research Officer, LSE

To include a response from Munich Re and an audience discussion

5.10 pm

Panel discussion: Insurance and Climate Change – the road ahead

A panel discussion led by Professor Leonard Smith [Panellists to include: Simon Dietz, Eberhard Faust, Peter Höppe, Howard Kunreuther, Ernst Rauch, Swenja Surminski]

6.00 pm Concluding remarks

Professor Judith Rees, Director, CCCEP

6.10 pm Close