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

Findings of a five-year research project tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector.

The project, undertaken by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, involved more than 30 academics, government and industry bodies, all working together to analyse the financial risks and opportunities posed by climate change.

Links to more than 50 academic publications resulting from the research project are now publicly available in a summary document for the first time, titled “Evaluating the Economics of Climate Risks and Opportunities in the Insurance Sector”.

Sponsored by Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance reinsurers, the project has linked scientific findings of climate change with their economic impact on financial products, disaster loss insurance and forecasting.