Conference on Anticipation and Insurability of Climatic Risks

Conference on Anticipation and Insurability of Climatic Risks

The SCOR Foundation Seminar on Climate Risks was held on June 9 & 10, 2015 in Paris

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This scientific conference was held in the run up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and focused on overlapping topics between i) climate change, ii) the economy and iii) risk and (re)insurance management.

Organized in conjunction with the Geneva Association and the Toulouse School of Economics, this conference brought together economists, climatologists, natural catastrophe modelling experts, actuaries and insurance and reinsurance industry professionals to discuss four major issues:

  • What is the current state of knowledge in terms of climate risks over the medium and long term?
  • How can climate risks be modelled?
  • How can decisions be made in a context of climate uncertainty?
  • Are climate risks insurable and reinsurable?

Jean Tirole, Chairman of the Toulouse School of Economics, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, opened this conference with an inaugural lecture on "Effective institutions against climate change".

Click here to read the full program.