Tag: Catastrophe

Resilient Animals – The Animals of Chernobyl

After the Chernobyl disaster humans haven't been allowed to live in the vicinity. That hasn't stopped animals and wildlife from moving into the radioactive area.

Disaster preparedness, business continuity and the role of insurance

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruption and yes, manmade cyber-attacks are real threats and possibilities which smart businesses plan and take account of in their modern operations.

Alberta: Canada’s poster child for climate risk

Reinsurers are particularly concerned about Alberta, where weather storms have been fiercer and less predictable than a bucking bronco.

Resilient Animals – ‘Indestructible’ Animals

According to research, here are all the ways not to kill a tardigrade!

Was Atlantic winter storm 2018’s first cat event?

Winter storm losses include power outages, business interruption, spoiled food and damaged goods.

Major environmental disasters: October 2017

Historic wildfires in California last month could cost insurers as much as US$8 billion. See the list of major environmental disasters in October 2017.

Major environmental disasters: September 2017

September was the most active month ever recorded for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean. See the list of major environmental disasters in September 2017.

Major environmental disasters: August 2017

Hurricane Harvey is likely to be one of the costliest natural disasters in the USA. See the list of major environmental disasters in August 2017.

UN-Habitat – What is Resilience?

UN-Habitat’s goal is to increase the resilience of cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crises. Find out what is UN-Habitat doing for resilience.

Valuing the Resilience dividend: a new way forward

What can your community gain from adopting resilience approaches?

Cyclone Zeus’ loss estimated at 284 million euros

The revised loss estimate the property insurance market from Cyclone Zeus in France is up and it goes up to 284M euros. Natural disaster can be costly!

Ramping up earthquake resilience in Istanbul

Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool issues second catastrophe bond Straddling the Bosphorus, Istanbul is Turkey's powerhouse, generating more than 40% of the country's GDP. However, the 14 million people living and working in this vibrant metropolis live under constant threat of severe earthquakes, with the Northern Anatolian Fault running just south of the city beneath the ...

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