With offices in Berlin and headquarters in Bonn, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is situated at the centre of both government and science. On the federal level, it is responsible for education and research policy and funding, vocational training and continuing education as well as fostering young research talent and promoting international exchanges. It also supports European and International cooperation in education and research. It addresses all fields of science – from key technologies to life sciences and basic and sustainability research.
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The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) was initiated by Munich Re in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change. Working with development practitioners, insurance providers, climate experts and policymakers, MCII develops and implements innovative insurance related solutions that target climate-vulnerable communities around the world. By sharing lessons learned and good practices identified through their work on the ground, MCII also informs policymakers and promotes the use of insurance approaches as a way to buffer vulnerable communities against climate stressors when integrated into wider risk management strategies in processes such as the UNFCCC climate negotiations, post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction etc.
Find out more: http://www.climate-insurance.org