Category: Environment

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The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The hour of climate risk has come: And what it means for investors

The last few weeks have seen several record setting climate related events causing damage and suffering across the globe. From unprecedent and repeate [...]
COMESA develops a virtual knowledge management portal for climate change

COMESA develops a virtual knowledge management portal for climate change

COMESA, through its climate change programme, has developed a virtual knowledge management portal to encourage best practices across the continent. [...]
Insurers need to keep weather eye on water challenges in cities

Insurers need to keep weather eye on water challenges in cities

Cities in Africa face escalating water-related challenges, compounded by worsening climate change and rising urbanisation. Water insecurity threatens [...]
How Durban changed the water dynamic

How Durban changed the water dynamic

A decade ago, the South African city of Durban was facing severe water shortages. Dam reservoirs were decreasing at alarming rates and were 20% lower [...]
Lack of access to insurance a barrier to greater solar deployment across Africa

Lack of access to insurance a barrier to greater solar deployment across Africa

A new study outlining solutions to overcome key affordability and investment challenges holding back off-grid solar investment across Africa reveals t [...]
ATI supports second energy project in Malawi

ATI supports second energy project in Malawi

The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), under its regional liquidity support facility (RLSF), has supported the Salima Solar PV plant, by providing [...]
Should insurers boycott the oil and gas sector in the name of climate change?

Should insurers boycott the oil and gas sector in the name of climate change?

With the international community pushing for a rapid decrease in carbon emissions due to climate change, there has been a significant decline in forei [...]
Guy Carpenter launches climate risk modelling services

Guy Carpenter launches climate risk modelling services

Guy Carpenter & Company has launched a suite of climate advisory and modelling services, as companies look to develop and integrate robust climate [...]
Global players set up net-zero targets for insurance

Global players set up net-zero targets for insurance

As the G20 gathers in Venice for its Climate Summit, eight of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers have made a historic commitment to play thei [...]
S&P issues warning for insurers on climate data

S&P issues warning for insurers on climate data

S&P Global Ratings' Sustainable Finance Scientific Council has warned of the growing risk of misstatements and greenwashing, as climate data has y [...]
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