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Insurance and climate change

Updated: Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Introduction

Insurance is used increasingly as a way to adapt to worsening extreme weather associated with climate change. Index insurance - in which payouts are triggered by a number of days without rain or a certain hurricane wind speed - shows particular promise as means of helping farmers and others adapt to climate impacts.

Insurance is used increasingly as a way to adapt to worsening extreme weather associated with climate change. Index insurance - in which payouts are triggered by a number of days without rain or a certain hurricane wind speed - shows particular promise as means of helping farmers and others adapt to climate impacts.