Insurance & Statistics

Global risk landscape

Disaster risk financing

Disaster risk finance analytics

Counting the cost of calamities

The rise of interconnected risks

The FM Global Research Campus

Global reinsurance: strengthening DRR

The Anthrpocene reality of financial risk

Covering the cost of natural devastation

Developing new insurance risk products

The role of insurance after disaster strikes

Resilience and risk financing mechanisms

Financial protection against natural disasters

G7 InsuResilience for more resilient societies

Businesses step up for disaster preparedness

Forestry insurance: a largely untapped potential

Under insurance of property risks: closing the gap

Risk insurance and adaptation: managing urban risk

Why all development finance should be risk-informed

Reducing the fiscal and economic impact of disasters

Building disaster-resilient communities and economies

UNDP launches new insurance and risk finance facility

Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end

DamageMap: a post-wildfore damaged building classifie

DRR and international catastrophe risk insurance facility

Disaster microinsurance: an innovation for transformation

Dull disasters? How planning ahead will make a differencer

Megacities: pushing the  boundaries of the insurance industry

Not a silver bullet - is insurance a distraction from real solutions

Developing an institutional framework to address loss and damage

Insurers' contribution to disaster reduction - a series of case studies

Insurance industry will respond with new tools to growing disaster risk

New partnerships between the public and private sectors to finance disaster risks

Harnessing the full potential of the insurance industry in disaster risk management

Building community cyclone resilience academic and insurance industry partnership

A calculated risk: how donors should engage with risk financing and transfer mechanisms

Environmental, social and governance factors in country risk management - a new horizon

Industrialization and technology has resulted in accidents with uncontrolled chemical release

Pipeline of investable opportunities and sufficient data needed to scale up green investments  

New guidance for policymakers on supporting farmers through satellite-based crop insurance

Climate related insurance:

The financial management of flood risk

Climate insurance and water-related DRM

Tropical cyclones to cause greater damage

Climate change challenges insurance sector

Loss and damage: climate reality on the 21st century

Sustainable infrastructure - weathering the storms (Marsh)

Weather-related loss and damage rising as climate warms

Insurance gains clout as climate change solution for the poor

'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change

Warming of the oceans and implications for the (re)insurance industry

An integrated approach to managing extreme events and climate risks

New insurance solutions to protect states particularly vulnerable to climate

Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change

The stakeholder landscape in extreme events and climate risk management 

Traditional approaches 'increasingly fail' insurance industry in time of climate change

Effectiveness of insurance for DRR and climate change: challenges and opportunities

Climate change and the insurance industry: taking action as risk managers and investors

Insurance industry taking action in addressing climate change ,although external hurdles remain

Loss & damage to communities, despite coping & adaptation: evidence from front lines of climate change

Defining loss & damage: the science and politics around one of the most contested issues within UNFCCC

Risk Modelling:

Risk modeling for appraising named peril index insurance products

Towards disaster-risk sensitive investments: the disaster risk-integrated operational risk model

Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance

Insurance Company specific:

FM insurance testing video

FM Global Resilience Index

Lloyds global underinsurance report

Guy Carpenter microinsurance facilities 

Global risk investment may RISE with UN Willis-backed initiative

Geneva Association calls on governments to act on disaster risks

Lloyd's City Risk Index shows $4.6 trillion GDP is at risk across 301 cities

Annual disaster reports & statistics:

Human cost of disasters: an overview of the last 20 years (2000-2019)

Natural disasters since 1900: over 8 million deaths and 7 trillion USD damage

A comparative review of country-level and regional disaster loss and damage databases

Reports released for 2020:

WorldRiskReport 2021

The WEF Gobal  Risks Report 2020

Aon: Weather, climate & catastrophe insight  2020

US hit by 16 billion-dollar disasters this year, so far 

Counting the cost 2020: a year of climate breakdown

Reports released for 2019:

Relevant loss events worldwide Jan-June 2019

Munich Re natural catastrophes in the first half of 2019

Munich Re tropical cyclones causing billions in losses dominate nat cat picture of 2019    

Reports released for 2018:

Loss map 2018 worldwide

Allianz Risk Barometer 2018

Disaster 2018: year in review

2018 natural catastrophes in $

The WEF Global Risks Report 2018

Munich Re: the natural disasters in 2018

AON weather, climate & catastrophe insight 2018

Counting the cost: 2018 a year of climate breakdown   

Munich Re: Fewer severe natural disasters in tthe first half of 2018: overall losses below average

Reports released for 2017:    

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

Natural disasters 2017: lower mortality, higher cost

Weather, climate and catastrophe insight - 2017 Annual Report Aon Benfield

Swiss Re: Global insured losses from disaster events in 2017 were the highest ever

Reports released for 2016:

Munich Re: Natural catastrophes 2016

Aon: 2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report 

Swiss Re: Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016

Reports released for 2015:

2015 Disasters in numbers

World disasters report 2015

Aon: global catastrophe recap - January 2016

Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2015 in review

Munich Re: El Nino curbs losses from natural catastrophes in 2015

Munich Re: natural catastrophes 2015 - analyses, assessments, positions

Swiss Re: Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015: Asia suffers substantial losses

Reports released for 2014:

Swiss Re H1 2014

2014 natural hazards risk atlas

Zurich: Xaver tested flood defences severely

UN says natural disasters cost $2.5T since 2000    

2014 annual global climate and catstrophe report    

Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2014 year in review

Comapratively few major natural catastrophe losses in first half-year 2014

Ceres: 2014 US insurer climate risk disclosure survey report and scorecard

Preliminary sigma estimates: global disaster events cost insurers $34B in 2014

Maplesoft: climate change and lack of food security multiply risk of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries

Munich RE: review of natural catastrophes in 2014 - lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

Reports released for 2013:

Loss events in 2013

Annual disaster statistical review 2013

Maplecroft's natural hazard risk atlas 2013

2013 Annual global climate and catastrophe report

2103 disaster losses lower than decade average - reinsurers

Floods dominate natural catastrophe statistics in first half of 2013

Natural disasters pproduced $192bn global economic loss in 2013, while insurers face $45bn bill

Overall picture of natural catastrophes in 2013 dominated by weather extremes in Europe and Haiyan

2013 preliminary losses: natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost insurers worldwide $44 Bn

Reports released for 2012:

Global Risks 2012 (WEF)

China: natural disasters leave 1338 dead in 2012

People displaced by disasters: global estimates 2012

Sigma: natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2012

A review of natural disasters in 2012 - the year of recurring disasters

Munich Re: Topics GEO - Natural catastrophes 2012   Part 1     Part 2

Disasters displaced over 32 million people in 2012, rising trend forecast

NOAA: Peliminary info on 2012 US $ billion extreme weather/climate events

Weather cost the world $85 billion so far this year. Only 1/4 of that was insured

Natural catastrophe statistics for 2012 dominated by weather extremes in the USA  

 Sigma preliminary estimates for 2012: total losses US$140 billion of which $65 billion re/insured

Reports released for 2011:

World risk report 2011

GFDRR annual report 2011

MunichRe: natural catastrophes 2011

Extreme events and insurance: 2011 annus horribilis

Heavy disaster losses for insurance companies in 2011 

Annual disaster statistical review 2011 - the numbers and trends 

The year that shook the rich: a review of natural disasters in 2011

Global risks 2011 - an initiative of the risk response network (WEF)   

Munich Re: Review of Natural Catastrophes in 2011:Earthquakes result in record loss year

Reports released for 2010:

2010's world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards

Europe faces $2.2bn economic loss from December wind storm    

Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2010 - the numbers and trends

2010 Swiss Re: natural catastrophes & man-made disasters - USD 218B losses & cost insurers USD 43B

Regional Specific:

North America:

US Natural catastrophes

Insuring against natural disaster risk in Mexico

Climate change threatens US mortgage market

New study asks: is flood insurance viable in Canada?

More than 6.8 million US homes at risk of storm surge in 2016

Quantifying the impact from climate change on US hurricane risk

Risky busines: US insurance industry inaction on climate change

Coastal, riverbank homeowners brace for US flood insurance hike

The most expensive natural disasters in the US since 1980, visualized

State of Florida hurricane/storm surge/coastal flooding risk assessment

US: Overwhelming risk - rethinking flood insurance in a world of rising seas

Options for managing flood costs of Canada's highest risk residential properties

North America most affected by increase in weather-related natural catastophes 

Latin America & Caribbean:

The property protection gap in Latin America

Natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean 2000-2019


UK Home Flood Insurance

Study outlines EU approach to loss databases

Insurance instruments and disaster resilience in Europe

Real estate climate risks: how will Europe be impacted?

Climate change will unevenly impact the European financial system

EU guidelines for recording and sharing disaster damage and loss data

Economic losses and fatalities from weather-climate related events in Europe

Reflection on the current debate on how to link flood insurance and DRR in the EU

Insurance, public assistance and household flood risk reduction: a study of Austria, England and Romania    

Insuring against Asia's natural catastrophes


Austraila & New Zealand: expect te unexpected    

Rapid rising insurance premiums in Northern Australia