Emerging Risk

IPCC warns of severe and pervasive impacts from climate change

01/04/2014

A heightened risk of flooding and increased threats to food and water security, are among the main findings of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Cassandras and catastronomics

25/03/2014

The complex concept of “catastronomics” - how diverse multi-trillion dollar catastrophic scenarios could impact the economy - was under the microscope at a University of Cambridge seminar earlier this month.

Shipping routes through the Arctic

Lloyd’s develops Arctic ice regime to compliment Polar Code

14/03/2014

While the Polar Regions offer significant opportunities in oil and gas reserves, they also present extreme and fast changing risks. Due to increased activity in the region, an international code of safety is being developed for ships operating in these waters.

Global risks - the next ten years

22/01/2014

Income disparity, extreme weather and the balkanisation of the internet are among the global risks on the agenda at Davos this year.

The rising cost of shipwreck removal

13/01/2014

Due to increasing vessel sizes and growing cargo volumes, the cost of removing shipwrecks, such as the stricken Costa Concordia, is spiralling, marine experts warn.

Financing tomorrow's cities

22/11/2013

Population growth, urbanisation and climate change are presenting significant challenges for cities now and into the future.

Shaping the agenda

04/11/2013

Lloyd’s research into food security and safety aims to enhance industry knowledge about its impact on the risk landscape.

Weather based insurance for farmers

31/10/2013

Microinsurance solutions based around weather index products are growing in popularity.

Forest fire

A burning issue

24/09/2013

Catastrophic wildfire losses are on the rise, but it’s not just property insurers that are expected to bear the brunt of future claims. According to a new report from Lloyd’s, insurers across several lines of business are warned to be mindful of their exposures, and are reminded that they have an important role to play in mitigating future wildfire risk.

Insuring the unknown

06/06/2013

From solar flares to solar planes, the insurance market must constantly assess and take on new risks – even in the absence of historical data.

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