Can insurance catalyse government planning on climate? Emergent evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Research article by Swenja Surminski, Jon Barnes, Katharine Vincent on 22 Feb 2022

This paper explores how climate risk information produced in the context of insurance-related activities can support public climate adaptation planning. The central contribution is to outline how relevant climate risk information can translate into behaviour change, and the drivers and barriers that influence this in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Understanding public support for international climate adaptation payments: Evidence from a choice experiment

Research article by Tobias Kruse, Giles Atkinson on 25 Jan 2022

Using a representative sample of the UK population, the authors of this paper use a discrete choice experiment to explore the way in which distributional considerations drive respondent decisions in two dimensions: (a) among recipients of adaptation finance in recipient developing countries, and (b) among those who contribute to this finance (via taxation).

Organisational preparedness for the physical risks of climate change in the UK: headline findings from a UK-wide survey (April–May 2021)

Policy publication by Denyse S. Dookie, Declan Conway, Suraje Dessai on 12 Oct 2021

This report presents the headline findings from a national survey of UK-based organisations’ perceptions about adapting to a changing climate, providing insights into a wide range of factors affecting organisational and sectoral perspectives on preparedness, risk and adaptation.

Multiple resilience dividends at the community level: A comparative study on disaster risk reduction interventions in different countries

Working paper by Viktor Rözer, Swenja Surminski, Finn Laurien, Colin McQuistan, Reinhard Mechler on 22 Apr 2021

The concept of ‘multiple resilience dividends’ is not yet widely applied. This paper analyses the knowledge gaps and challenges that arise from applying ‘multiple resilience dividends’ in the planning, implementation and evaluation of disaster risk reduction interventions at the community level.