Agenda : Workshop – Climate Insurance

Source : Milist
Juni 08, 2011

Climate Insurance as a part of a pro-poor adaptation portfolio?
June 14th, 2011, 11 am to 5 pm
Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn

Introductory remarks
Christoph Bals, Vice-chairmen of Munich Climate Insurance Iniative (MCII)
Session 1: 11:15 – 13:00
Climate resilient development through micro-insurance approaches? Opportunities and Limitations
Worldwide more and more micro-insurance solutions are developed and launched. Especially in combined microfinance and microinsurance approaches lies the chance to jumpstart local development processes, that are resilient against climatic shocks. The session gathers experiences about this new tool, points to challenges and opportunities and highlights success stories.
Input: Aaron Oxley, RESULTS (London) (confirmed)
Ralf Rademacher, Microinsurance Academy (tbc)
Lunch-break: 13:00 – 13:45

Session 2: 13.45 – 15.15
Regional insurance pools: A simulation game
Regional insurance approaches to tackle climate risks receive increased attention lately. A prominently
discussed example is the ‘Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility’ (CCRIF), which is owned by 16 countries in the Caribbean.
By playing a simulation game, which was created by insurance experts for the climate negotiations, the aim is to create a common understanding about the mechanics of such risk sharing approaches.
Input and simulation: Sönke Kreft, Germanwatch (confirmed)
Coffee: 15.15 – 15.30

Session 3: 15.30 – 16.45
Operationalizing the loss and damage wok programme
The Parties to the UNFCCC decided in Cancun to create a work-programme on loss & damage to climate change. The creation of an international insurance facility is one of the discussed approaches.The session aims to provide understanding of the different roles of governmental, private and civilsociety
actors and to develop recommendation for the UNFCCC-process. In particular the link of regional and local level solutions, as well as synergies and trade-offs to disaster risk reduction should be discussed.

Input: Koko Warner, MCII (confirmed)

16.45 to 17.00
Summary and feedback
Sven Harmeling, Germanwatch

Lunch and coffee will be served for the participants. Please register via email to until 12 June 2011!

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