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The catastrophic climate crisis highlights the importance of insurance

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Since 2017, the (again) insurance market has suffered more than 10 10 billion in weather-related losses, more than double the number of weather disasters (12) seen in the previous five-year period.

Fire is a danger that has seen some significant development. Global insurance losses from fires increased an alarming 500% between 2010-2019 প্রথম the first two years ইতি which have already doubled over the previous decade.

“The pace of change (again) in a relatively short period of time has begun to move the insurance market. A significant change in the loss experience is forcing insurers and reinsurers to re-evaluate their risk perceptions, ”the statement said. “Howden’s research indicates that those hoping to recover from previous year’s losses may be disappointed: the past is no longer a future guide for climate-sensitive hazards.”

The report strengthens the link between extreme weather events and higher insurance disaster losses, which calls for a higher need for insurance. However, accessibility is an ongoing problem for many.

Emerging markets with low insurance penetration rates and high risk of GDP decline are taking on the worst post-climate consequences.

The report compares two markets: New Zealand was able to recover 1 month after a series of earthquakes in 2010, but Mozambique failed to return to its pre-flood GDP trajectory after severe floods in 2000.

David Howden, CEO of Howden Group, emphasized the importance of restructuring the insurance model for a more balanced response to climate change, which includes the world’s most vulnerable populations.

“The power of insurance is invaluable in overcoming obstacles in the way of low-carbon future crossings and dismantling during disasters,” Howden said. “However, we cannot move forward with a model that only protects those who can afford it.”

To make matters worse, the humanitarian funding gap is less than 1 1 billion two decades ago, 4 4 billion a decade ago, and now more than বিল 20 billion.

“Disaster relief fund algorithms cannot keep pace with demand and existing risk transfer products cannot close the safety gap,” said Charlie Langdale, head of climate risk and resilience at Howden. “The scale of the issue requires something much more imaginative and innovative, which determines how disaster relief is financed, with core insurance.”

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