Earlier today, the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) and the SCOR Foundation held a joint virtual conference to share and discuss the conclusions of the SCOR-MNHN Research Chair in Biodiversity and (Re)Insurance, as part of momentum in the run up to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 due to be held in Kunming, China, in October 2021.
The SCOR Foundation is proud to have partnered with MNHN, one of the most renowned natural science institutions in the world, to conduct this pioneering large-scale study. The partnership led to the publication of a report entitled “Biodiversity and Re/insurance: An Ecosystem at Risk”, which reviews the scientific evidence of links between present and future human activities and biodiversity, investigates the extent to which (re)insurance activities impact biodiversity, examines the risks that biodiversity loss will create for future human activities and explores the opportunities that acting in favor of biodiversity could generate.
The findings and conclusions of this research are key to SCOR’s understanding of risks associated with biodiversity loss. They will contribute to the Group’s development of an integrated approach to managing these risks.
Protecting the world’s biodiversity has never been more important. Like climate change, the issue is highly complex and multifaceted, with hazards becoming more threatening with each passing year. Identifying, understanding, and addressing risks associated with biodiversity loss is critical and requires the combined efforts of public institutions and the private sector.
Click here to access the conference website, where you will find a replay of the event along with all the associated presentations.