This brief describes the implementation of index-based flood insurance (IBFI) in countries with large smallhold farming communities to insure farmers against flood losses. The brief outlines the objectives of the IBFI scheme in Bihar, India and identifies key challenges and recommendations.

A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said.

This brochure presents the main findings of a study into insurance mechanisms dealing with climate-related extreme weather events. Insurance has attracted much attention as a tool in climate risk management in this context.

There is a growing consensus that insurance, risk transfer, and sharing mechanisms have an important and growing role to play, particularly in offsetting the economic impacts associated with extreme events.

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters have soared by 63 percent to strike an estimated $306 billion in 2017, reinsurance firm Swiss Re said Wednesday.

This report provides the first bottom-up assessment of countries’ articulated demands over climate risk insurance in their climate policy pledges as part of the Paris Agreement. It is the result of a collaboration between the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) and the German Development Institute (GDI/DIE).

This technical brief describes efforts to develop remote sensing products for index-based flood insurance (IBFI) that can accurately depict yield loss due to adverse weather and other disasters on smallholder farms, with a particular attention to IBFI as a tool for reaching the most socially vulnerable populations.

Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change.

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Southern Africa is set to establish a regional risk insurance scheme aimed at improving its rapid response to natural disasters.