WIPCAD Lecture Series: Insurance in the face of climate change – private sector risk transfer, governance instrument, or global compensation mechanism?, 7 December 2016, Potsdam

Dr. Swenja Surminski - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (London School of Economics and Political Science) / UK

<link http: www.lse.ac.uk granthaminstitute profile swenja-surminski up-external-link link im neuen fenster>Swenja Surminski is a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), as well as a member of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).

She is also programme Leader for the ‘climate risk, insurance and private sector’ work-stream at the institute, overseeing research projects from a multi-disciplinary field. Her research focuses on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a special interest in the role of the private sector. The geographic scope of her works spans from the United Kingdom across the European Union to developing countries.

As a Principal Investigator for the FP7-project ENHANCE she is currently conducting an analysis of disaster risk management partnerships across Europe and an investigation of the UK’s new Flood Re insurance arrangement. Swenja is also the GRI-lead in the Costing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Ireland project, in collaboration with University College Cork and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland.  Swenja is also part of the Uncertainty reduction in models for understanding development (UMFULA) project, exploring insurance decision making in a developing country context. She was appointed Visiting Academic at the Bank of England in 2015 to work on the regulator’s first report on climate change.

 

“Insurance in the face of climate change – private sector risk transfer, governance instrument, or global compensation mechanism?”

Dr. Swenja Surminski

Venue:  University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, House 6, Room S27

Date:     7 December 2016

Time:    14 - 16 c.t.

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