Climate risk insurance in the news at COP24

  • 2018•12•19     Katowice     Phoenix

    Photo: UNU-EHS

    Once again the topic of climate risk insurance as a mechanism to support loss and damage efforts was a much-discussed topic at the UN climate summit (COP) this year.

    Soenke Kreft, executive director of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) housed at UNU-EHS was interviewed by the German TV station Phoenix. He explained how climate risk insurance works to help vulnerable countries and people cope with the consequences of extreme weather and disaster and why it allows for faster recovery than previous mechanisms. You can view the video (in German) here.