Using risk transfer to achieve climate change resilience

A new report examines how public and private entities, including those in developing nations, are mitigating the financial impacts of extreme weather events and supporting climate change adaptation by transferring risk to private insurance and capital markets. “Using Risk Transfer to Achieve Climate Change Resilience” is one of the first reports to comprehensively examine how governments, water utilities, transit agencies, corporations and small farmers are using risk transfer instruments—such as catastrophe bonds and weather risk transfer contracts—to adapt to climate change. The report discusses opportunities to expand the use of risk transfer for adaptation and details key challenges in this still emergent market.

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