Last Thursday, the organising committee of the September Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous (RVS) confirmed the timing of next year’s event. In this sense, the announcement was quite unremarkable. Their choice of wording, however, was anything but.
This week’s discussions at COP26 have positioned finance – and within that insurance – as the key lever that can help facilitate the transition towards a decarbonised, climate-resilient world.
One of the relentless challenges facing the insurance industry is its perception among the wider population.
A (re)insurer’s ability to receive a glowing report card from eco-activists is partly influenced by the size and nature of its existing business.
Tomorrow will mark a pivotal day in the COP26 schedule from an insurance perspective, with the event’s “Finance Day” providing an opportunity for the industry to highlight the role it can play in helping address challenges around climate change.
Ahead of the start of COP26 talks on Sunday, a document issued by the UK presidency highlighted the need for a step change in adaptation on the ground and support for those suffering loss and damage.
Over the next two weeks, the UN’s COP26 climate talks will bring together a melting pot of politicians, scientists, lobbyists, activists and private sector representatives who will attempt to deliver on the promises set out in the Paris Agreement six years ago.
While there is still just over a month to go in the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, activity has been relatively light since the devastation caused by Ida at the end of August.
Two years is a long time in the program market. And last week’s long-anticipated return of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association Summit brought a record attendance as well over 900 delegates descended on Scottsdale, Arizona thirsty for a return to large-scale face-to-face interaction.
After last year’s hiatus, this week saw the return of the Baden-Baden reinsurance symposium at the elegant German spa town. Inevitably delegate numbers were down but The Insurer was still there to take the pulse of the European reinsurance markets.