Climate Change

Manchester, UK, 10 February 2016: Until 30 January 2016, Janos Pasztor was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, and had been appointed by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to support efforts to achieve a successful agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.

In an exclusive interview immediately after...

Manchester, UK, Friday 2 October 2015: Next week the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) is to publicly endorse - during its Biennial Conference - a speech given by the Governor of the Bank of England, in which he urged the insurance industry and investors to help counteract the financial shocks that could be triggered by climate change.

ICMIF represents...

Until 30 January 2016, Janos Pasztor was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, and had been appointed by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to support efforts to achieve a successful agreement at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris in December 2015.

In an exclusive interview immediately after COP21 with Voice, the magazine...

Following the adoption of the new, universal climate agreement at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris (December 2015) to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) has joined the Paris Pledge for Action, affirming the organization’s commitment to the COP21 Paris Agreement.

Organizers of the...

At the COP21 Conference LPAA: Private Finance Climate Action Session today the mutual and cooperative insurance sector has, by invitation, showcased how it is delivering long-term, sustainable interventions to help tackle the most globally significant risks to lives and livelihoods

At the COP21 Conference, the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (...

A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (pictured) and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The new initiative will strengthen the ability of countries to anticipate hazards, absorb shocks, and reshape development to reduce climate risks.

The newly...

Next week the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) is to publicly endorse - during its Biennial Conference - a speech given by the Governor of the Bank of England, in which he urged the insurance industry and investors to help counteract the financial shocks that could be triggered by climate change.

ICMIF represents cooperative and mutual insurers from the...

Policymakers have a "once in a generation" chance to reform insurance to help those most at risk from climate change impacts, say researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), Cambridge University.

The research team is calling for insurance reforms to be explicitly mentioned in the UN's forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals. These proposals were...

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered the opening keynote speech to a special UN Insurance Sector Summit held as part of the International Insurance Society Global Forum, in New York yesterday, Wednesday 7 June. In his address he thanked those responsible for convening the Forum at the United Nations saying it was encouraging to see the commitment of the insurance community from over...

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will deliver an opening keynote address at the UN Insurance Sector Summit, taking place on Wednesday 17 June, the final day of the IIS Global Insurance Forum, at UN Headquarters in New York.

This unprecedented UN Insurance Sector Summit will bring together 500 representatives from the insurance industry, governments, academia and international and will...

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