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How insurance can support climate resilience

Insurance is gaining importance in and beyond the climate negotiations and offers many opportunities to improve climate risk management in developing countries. However, some caution is needed, if current momentum is to lead to genuine progress in making the most vulnerable more resilient to climate change.

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This paper has benefited from research undertaken as part of the FP7 ENHANCE project, EU grant agreement no. 308438. S.S. would also like to acknowledge the financial support of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). L.M.B. acknowledges the contribution from the adaption spearhead of Deltares.

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Surminski, S., Bouwer, L. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. How insurance can support climate resilience. Nature Clim Change 6, 333–334 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2979

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